Name: FIRPO, LUIS-JESS WILLARD CARTOON ART (1923)
History: On July 12, 1923 at Boyle's Thirty Acres in Jersey City, New Jersey heavyweight contenders Luis Firpo of Argentina and Jess Willard, the former champion, met in an important division matchup. Firpo dominated the fight and knocked out Willard in the 8th round. Labeled as "The Battle of the Giants." Firpo was a 5:3 favorite. Firpo won six rounds, and one round was even before Firpo closed it out in the 8th. Offered here is cartoon art of Luis Firpo preparing for this fight with his trainer Jimmy DeForest. Done by Grant Powers and imprinted "To: my friend Jimmy DeForest with best wishes Grant Powers." From the estate of Jimmy DeForest and one of two known to exist.
Full description: This is beautiful, color cartoon art on heavy stock. Bold color and print. Has several crease. Minor stains at either end, otherwise clean. No tack holes. No tears. 7" x 23."
Size: 7 x 23
Categories: Cartoon Art - Firpo, Luis -
Condition: very good
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