DE LA HOYA, OSCAR-FERNANDO VARGAS ON SITE POSTER (2002)
Regular price $185.00
HISTORY: On September 14, 2002 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas light middleweight champions Oscar de La Hoya and Fernando Vargas met in a title unification fight. De La Hoya prevailed in an exciting fight and stopped Vargas in the 11th round. De La Hoya's nose was bleeding by the end of the fifth round, while Vargas was bleeding from a cut under his right eye by the seventh. De La Hoya stunned Vargas with a left hook, following a combination to the body, at the very end of the 10th round. Vargas was knocked down early in the 11th round by a left hook, before Referee Cortez stopped the bout when Vargas offered little resistance to a flurry of punches by De La Hoya. De La Hoya also won the vacant Ring Magazine Jr. Middleweight Championship of the World. It had the second-largest grossing live gate in history for a non-heavyweight fight. De La Hoya's purse was $15 million, Fernando Vargas - $6 million plus a share of the pay-per-view revenue Vargas was suspended nine months and fined $100,000 by testing positive for steroids after this fight. Offered here is an original, on site poster for this fight.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, paper, on site poster which pictures both fighters. Bold color and print. Bold, clear images. No tack holes, but does have one small hole with no paper loss at lower right. Minor edge wear. Mild creasing. 24" x 36."
Size: 24 x 36
Condition: very good