Name: FRAZIER, JOE-JIMMY ELLIS PRESS KIT (1970)
History: In 1967 Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali was stripped of his title for refusing induction into the armed services. The 1964 Olympic Heavyweight Gold Medalist Joe Frazier emerged as the best of a group of up and coming heavyweights during this period (1967-1970) when Ali was forced into retirement. Frazier won the New York version of the Heavyweight Title on March 4, 1968 stopping Buster Mathis in 11 rounds. He defended that title 4 times. On February 16, 1970 Frazier met Jimmy Ellis at New York's Madison Square Garden to determine the new Heavyweight Champion. Ellis could not stand up to Frazier's onslaught and was stopped in 5 rounds. Presented here is a press kit from this bout.
Full description: This official press kit to Frazier-Ellis I is 9 1/2" x 14 1/2." There are several creases along the edges and corners of the front and back cover. The pages inside are clean and uncreased. There are small rips along the edges.
Size: 9 1/2 x 14 1/2
Categories: Press Kit - Ellis, Jimmy - Frazier, Joe
Condition: very good
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