FRAZIER, JOE-JIMMY ELLIS I OFFICIAL PROGRAM (1968)
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HISTORY: In 1967 Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali was stripped of his title for refusing induction into the armed services. The 1964 Olympic Heavyweight Gold Medalist Joe Frazier emerged as the best of a group of up and coming heavyweights during this period (1967-1970) when Ali was forced into retirement. Frazier won the New York version of the Heavyweight Title on March 4, 1968 stopping Buster Mathis in 11 rounds. He defended that title 4 times. On February 16, 1970 Frazier met Jimmy Ellis at New York's Madison Square Garden to determine the new Heavyweight Champion. Ellis could not stand up to Frazier's onslaught and was stopped in 5 rounds. Presented here is an official program from this event.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an official program picturing both fighters on the cover. 52 pages including center scorecard and profiles and photos of the fighters. Good tight binding. No creases, rips or tears. Complete. The center scorecard has been neatly scored in pencil. One small spot on upper left corner. One of the better examples of this program we have had.
Size: 8 1/2 x 11