MITCHELL, CHARLIE, TOM ALLEN ORIGINAL PHOTO (1894-MITCHELL TRAINING CAMP FOR CORBETT)
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HISTORY: 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. The men entered the ring and time was called at 2:50 pm. The referee ordered them to shake hands, but neither responded. Then the fight began. First Round—Corbett led with left on Mitchell's chin. They clinch. Exchanged body blows and Jim reaches Charlie's left eye, heavily. Mitchell reaches the ribs. Another exchange and Mitchell clinches. Mitchell gets in on Corbett's neck, and Jim lands right and right again. Just as time called good body blow. Honors easy in first round. It looks as if it was to be a wicked fight. Second Round—A wild exchange and a clinch. Corbett uppercuts his man as they come together. Mitchell lands hard on ribs, and as Mitchell came in Jim caught him on head, staggering him. Corbett uppercuts Mitchell again and lands with right on Charlie's ribs, Mitchell reaching Jim's chin as a sharp rally, with Corbett having all the best of it. They are going to get at it. Mitchell got in twice on Corbett's neck. Corbett knocks him down twice in succession Jim floored his man clearly and knocked him down again as he assayed to arise. The gong saved Mitchell. Third Round—Mitchell rather groggy. Corbett rushed at him swung right and left heavy on Mitchell's neck. Charlie went down. He took the full time to arise, and then Corbett rushed at him like a tiger. Mitchell clinched. Corbett threw him off and floored him with a stiff facer. Again he took all the time to rise, and when he advanced towards Corbett the latter swung his right with deadly effect on Charlie's nose. Mitchell reeled and fell on his face, helpless. Corbett wins easily. The referee counted 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Mitchell is knocked out. The referee declared Corbett winner of the match and champion of the world. Mitchell's face was covered with blood. He was carried to his corner in a helpless condition. Time of fight nine minutes. Offered here is an extremely rare, original, first generation, mounted photo which depicts Charlie Mitchell and his camp at Mitchell's training camp as he prepared for this fight. From left to right pictured are Charlie Mitchell, his sparring partner Jim Hall, two unknowns, former, early bare knuckle champion Tom Allen and Mitchell's manager Bill Thompson.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an exceedingly rare, original, first generation, mounted photo. Identified at the top and on back. Depicts Charlie Mitchell and his camp at Mitchell's training camp as he prepared for this fight. From left to right pictured are Charlie Mitchell, his sparring partner Jim Hall, two unknowns, former, early bare knuckle champion Tom Allen and Mitchell's manager Bill Thompson. Not creased or torn. Edge and corner wear. Small piece chipped off at upper right, outside of images. Some fading, but images are still discernible. Rare photo of Mitchell and his training camp and one of the very few original photos we have seen of American bare knuckle champion Tom Allen. 4 3/8" x 7 1/2."
Size: 4 3/8" x 7 1/2"
Condition: Very Good