Name: ROBINSON, SUGAR RAY-LUC VAN DAM ORIGINAL ON SITE POSTER (1950)
History: On December 9, 1950 at the Palais des Sports in Brussels, Belgium middleweights Sugar Ray Robinson and Luc Van Dam fought in the main event. Robinson, the future middleweight champion, knocked Van Dam out in the 4th round. "Robinson left the ring with virtually all 15,000 spectators on their feet booing his victory. The Dutch middlewight champion who outweighed Robinson by a single pound, was holding his own until late in the 3rd round when the American uncorked what appeared to be a low blow. Van Dam, who scaled 157½, went down but was saved by the bell. Until the questionable blow in the 3rd the Dutchman was a distinct surprise. In the 1st he scored frequently with lefts to Robinson's nose. He continued his success in the 2nd and Robinson was warned by referee Gustave De Baecker of Belgium for his ring tactics. It was not until the 3rd that Van unlimbered his right. He was doing well with it until Robinson dropped him with a blow to the stomach." (Associated Press). Offered here is a very rare original on site poster to this event.
Full description: This is an original on site poster which is paper picturing the fighters. Poster has been professionally linen backed. Has a date stamp in upper right corner. Bold, magnificent color. Minor restoration at the folds. No creases or tears. As beautiful an on site poster as you will find. 21 1/2" x 28 1/2."
Size: 21 1/2 x 28 1/2
Categories: Posters & Broadsides & Lobby Cards - Robinson, Sugar Ray -
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