Name: ARMSTRONG, HENRY-FRITZIE ZIVIC & ROBINSON-ECHEVARRIA ON SITE POSTER (1940-ROBINSON PRO DEBUT)
History: On October 4, 1940 at Madison Square Garden in New York world welterweight champion Henry Armstrong defended his title against Fritzie Zivic. Zivic won a 15 round unanimous decision and the title. Armstrong was even on two cards going into the final round. However according to the newspaper report in the New York Times, he was battered in the 15th round and nearly stopped, and was pushed to the canvas right before the final bell. On the undercard Sugar Ray Robinson made his professional debut with a second round stoppage of Joe Echevarria. Also on the undercard in a non title fight world featherweight champion Petey Scalzo lost an 8 round decision to Julie Kogan after being knocked down twice. Offered here is a very rare, original, on site poster for this event.
Full description: This is an original, paper, on site poster which names and pictures both Armstrong and Zivic. Professionally linen backed. Bold color and print. Bold, clear images. Not creased or torn. Minor edge wear. Minor restoration at the original folds and edges.A fine example of an extremely rare and important on site poster. One sheet size, 28" x 41."
Size: 28 x 41
Categories: Posters & Broadsides & Lobby Cards - Armstrong, Henry - Robinson, Sugar Ray
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