Name: LOUIS, JOE-BILLY CONN II FIGHT FILM POSTER (1946)
History: On June 19, 1946 World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis fought tough Billy Conn for the second time in New York. Louis had a very difficult time with Conn in their first meeting, but not this time as he stopped Conn in 8 rounds. In addition to being an important fight, this event had the added significance of being the first World Heavyweight Championship broadcast on that new medium television. NBC telecast the fight and was sponsored by Gillette Safety Razor Company. Presented here is a large, fight film poster from this bout.
Full description: This is an original, heavy paper, fight film poster with artwork depictions of both fighters. Professionally linen backed. Minor restoration at edges. Not creased or torn. Bold color and print. Bold, clear images. Clean. 40" x 60." Occasionally offered as a reproduction, but very rarely as the original.
Size: 40 x 60
Categories: Posters (closed circuit/fight film) - Louis, Joe - Conn, Billy
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