Name: ALI, MUHAMMAD-EARNIE SHAVERS VINTAGE SIGNED ON SITE POSTER (1977)
History: On September 29, 1977 at New York's Madison Square Garden, Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali defended his title against tough challenger Earnie Shavers. Ali won a close 15 round decision. Ali was wobbled in the 2nd and 14th rounds, but had enough to survive. The fight was a huge financial success. The Garden was sold out and NBC which televised it live had incredible ratings, a tribute to Ali's drawing power. On the undercard Alexis Arguello stopped Jerome Artis in the 2nd round and Mike Rossman won a ten round deicison over Gary Summerhays. Offered here is an original, on site poster to this event which has been vintage signed by both Muhammad Ali and Earnie Shavers.
Full description: This is an original, cardboard, on site poster which pictures both fighters plus the undercard. Vintage signatures in black marker by both Earnie Shavers and Muhammad Ali adjacent to their photos. Bold color and print. Bold, clear images. Tape remnants at the perimeter from mounting. Several mild creases. Minor soiling. Tack holes in corners. Some paper loss at upper left. Brooklyn Poster Printing Co. logo at lower right border. 23 1/4" x 29 1/2." Poster is very scarce and flat out rare signed by the fighters.
Size: 23 1/4 x 29 1/2
Categories: Posters & Broadsides & Lobby Cards - Autograph - Ali, Muhammad/Cassius Clay
Condition: very good
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