Regular price $65.00

On October 2, 1967 at the Oakland Arena in Oakland, California WBA and WBC Welterweight Champion Curtis Cokes defended his titles against Charley Shipes. Cokes stopped Shipes in the 8th round. "Curtis Cokes, a cool precisionist, has proved he is the rightful claimant to the world's welterweight championship. The lean Texan, who went into the fight recognized as champion everywhere in the world but in the state of California, gave Oakland's Charley Shipes a sound trouncing and stopped him at 1:37 of the 8th round of a scheduled 15 round title clash at the Coliseum Arena. Charley gave it his best shot but couldn't get out of the way of Cokes' lightning-quick rights, which put him on the canvas in the 4th, 6th and twice in the 8th. When it was over Shipes had blood streaming from a cut over the right eyelid and from his nose and mouth. Cokes was unmarked and wasn't even breathing heavily." -Oakland Tribune. Offered here is an original wire photo which depicts 8th round action.
This is an original United Press International wire photo with their caption on front. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. 8 1/2" x 11."

Size: 8 1/2 x 11

Condition: excellent