Name: LOUIS, JOE-JOHN HENRY LEWIS ON SITE POSTER (1939)
History: On January 25, 1939 at Madison Square Garden in New York heavyweight champion Joe Louis defended his title for the fifth time. Fresh off his victory ober Max Schmeling in June, 1938 Louis enetered the ring with peak confidence. His opponent was the current light heavyweight champion John Henry Lewis. Louis weighed in at 200 3/4 lbs. to Lewis at 180 3/4lbs. The bigger and more powerful Louis made short work of it attacking his smaller foe from the outset. Louis put Lewis down three times before knocking him out in the very first round. Offered here is an extremely rare original, on site poster to this event.
Full description: This on site poster is cardboard and pictures both fighters. One mild center crease which has been repaired. Minor edge and corner wear. No tears. The images are sharp and bold. The color has faded slightly with age , but remains vibrant and readable. Poster has had some restoration to the border areas which does not affect the images. Generally clean. 22" x 28." Extremely rare, the only example we have seen of this poster of the fight between two champions.
Size: 22 x 28
Categories: Posters & Broadsides & Lobby Cards - Louis, Joe - Lewis, John Henry
Condition: very good
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