Name: LOUIS, JOE-ISIDORE GASTANAGA ADVERTISING POSTER (1935)
History: On Sunday, December 29, 1935 in Havana, Cuba rising heavyweight and future champion Joe Louis was scheduled to meet tough Isidore Gastanaga of Spain. The fight was cancelled by Joe Louis' manager John Roxborough for what he called political unrest on the island of Cuba. Perhaps Roxborough further statement was more indicative of the real reason as he noted "all reports indicate that the bout wouldn't draw enough interest to meet expenses. Offered here is an extremely rare original, advertising poster for the proposed event. This poster offered rail and boat transportation to the event.
Full description: This is an original, paper, advertising poster. Mounted on board and framed. Bold color and print. Bold, clear images. Has some tape stains at center area. Small piece missing at top border and at V in Havana. Some edge wear. Presents very well. The only example of a poster for this fight that we have seen. 7" x 18 1/2."
Size: 7 x 18 1/2
Categories: Louis, Joe - Posters & Broadsides & Lobby Cards -
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