FITZSIMMONS-JEFFRIES I PRE FIGHT POSTER (1899)
JO Sports Inc.
Regular price $3,500.00
History: On June 9, 1899 World Heavyweight Champion Robert Fitzsimmons defended his title against undefeated Jim Jeffries at the Coney Island Athletic Club in Brooklyn, New York. Jeffries, the younger and bigger man, proved too much for Ruby Robert stopping him in the 11th round to win the heavyweight title. Offered here is a very rare pre fight poster for this event.
Full description: This is a paper poster mounted on board picturing both fighters. Some missing pieces at the border not affecting the images of the fighters.This illustrated poster advertises the fight and the coverage of the fight by the Utica Globe newspaper. Generally clean. Bold print and images.11 ½ x 25. Exceptionally rare,the only example we have seen.
Size: 11 1/2