Regular price $450.00

HISTORY: On August 22, 1939 at Yankee Stadium in New York lightweight champion Henry Armstrong fought Lou Ambers in the main event. Ambers prevailed winning a unanimous 15 round decision and the title. This bout "was crowded with thrills from the first bell to the last" but, "applying the law more severely than ever before and certainly more painful than it ever has been applied in a championship bout," Referee Donovan penalized Armstrong five rounds (2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th) for low blows. "The title was not won on competition alone but on fighting rules and ethics. Four of these rounds Armstrong won on competition alone without a doubt.... On this observer's scoresheet Armstrong was the victim of an injustice." (James P. Dawson, New York Times). The paid attendance was 29,088 with gross receipts of $137,925.77 and net receipts of $115,651.81. Ambers's purse was $23,398.85 while Armstrong's purse was $40,947.99. Offered here is an original, full, unused ticket for this event. Authenticated by PSA/DNA and graded Good 2.
This is an original, full, unused ticket which names the fighters and includes a section, row and seat number. Clean front and back. Bold color and print. Not creased or torn. Stub firmly attached. Minor edge wear. Small amount of back damage. 2 1/4" x 6." Authenticated and encapsulated by PSA/DNA and graded Good 2 with cert # 74886616.

Size: 2 1/4 x 6

Condition: excellent