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Thomas Sayers, also known as Tom Sayers (25 May 1826 - 8 November 1865), was an English pugilist. During his career as a bare-knuckle fighter, at the time illegal, he was only once defeated. At 5 feet 8 inches in height with a fighting weight of under 11 stone, he was the first boxer to be declared the World Heavyweight Champion. His fighting career lasted from 1849 until 1860, when a match billed as the contest for the "World Championship" ended in disarray. An unprecedented public collection funded his comfortable retirement, but he died only five years later at age 39. Presented here is an original poster of Tom Sayers from the 19th Century showing several of his fights from his career.
This paper poster of Tom Sayers is 13 3/4" x 19 1/4." There are several creases throughout the print and there are small rips along the edges. The poster is generally clean. Reinforced with tape at center seams. Bold color and print and bold, clear images.

Size: 13 3/4 x 19 1/4

Condition: good