FRAZIER, JOE-JIMMY ELLIS I ON SITE POSTER (1970-FRAZIER WINS TITLE)

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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. Offered here is an original, on site poster for this historic event.

This is an original, paper, on site poster which pictures both fighters. Professionally linen backed. Bold color and print. Bold, clear images. Clean with no staining. No creases or tears. Restoration at original folds and at the borders, not affecting the images. Exceedingly rare and historic on site poster. One sheet-28" x 41."

Size: 28" x 41"

Condition: Excellent