FITZSIMMONS, ROBERT-JAMES J. CORBETT ORIGINAL NEWSPAPER (1897)
Heavyweight Champion James J. Corbett fought Bob Fitzsimmons on March 17, 1897 in Carson City, Nevada. This was a much anticipated fight which had been previously postponed. Fitzsimmons knocked Corbett out in the 14th round with a famous punch to the solar plexus to win the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Offered here is a very scarce issue of the San Francisco Examiner for March 17, 1897 with cover illustrations and pre fight coverage and predictions of the fight.
This is a complete 8 page newspaper. Has a center fold. Toning from age. Slight cover spotting. Edge and corner wear. Generally clean. 16" x 21 1/2."