Name: LISTON, SONNY-WILLIE BESMANOFF WIRE PHOTO (1959-2ND ROUND)
History: On December 9, 1959 at the Arena in Cleveland, Ohio future world heavyweight champion Sonny Liston fought Willie Besmanoff in the main event. Liston stopped Besmanoff in the 7th round. "Besmanoff absorbed a barrage of punches in the sixth and was bleeding from several bad gashes over his eyes. The referee stopped the bout between rounds at corner's request and it was scored a seventh round knockout." (Associated Press). Ohio State Commission rules bouts stopped after bell ruled stoppages in following round. Offered here is an original depicting intense 2nd round action.
Full description: This is an original Associated Press wire photo with their caption on front and stamp on back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Minor edge wear. 7 1/2" x 10."
Size: 7 1/2 x 10
Categories: Photograph - Liston, Sonny -
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