CORBETT, JAMES J.-CHARLEY MITCHELL PRE FIGHT POSTER (1894)
On January 25, 1894 in Jacksonville, Florida heavyweight champion James J. Corbett defended his title against the English champion Charley Mitchell. Corbett made short work of Mitchell stopping him in the 3rd round. Offered here is a pre fight poster for this event asking the public the question, "Who Do You Pick For A Winner?" This original pre fight poster is paper with graphic depictions of both fighters. It also lists a comparison of their vital statistics.Has three tape repairs on the back which stain through to the front. Poster has several folds. Generally clean. Has been matted. Extremely rare poster of two ring greats of the 19th century. 8" x 14."