HOLMES, LARRY-GERRY COONEY SIGNED POSTER (1982-SIGNED BY HOLMES)
JO Sports Inc.
Regular price $165.00
HISTORY: On June 11, 1982 World Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes defended his title against undefeated challenger Gerry Cooney at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was a much anticipated bout between two quality fighters, which was somewhat overlooked due to the racial tone the fight took with a black champion facing a white challenger. Despite that, the fight lived up to its hype and proved to be one of the finest efforts of Larry Holmes' career. Holmes, in great shape, was sharp from the outset. He was able to withstand Cooney's heavy punching and inflicted punishment of his own which gradually wore Cooney down. A barrage in the 13th round put Cooney down and the fight was stopped. Offered here is an original poster for this event which has been signed by Larry Holmes.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, paper, poster picturing both fighters. Bold color and print. Bold, clear images. Boldly signed in blue sharpie by Larry Holmes. Not creased. Small closed tear at top border with no paper loss. 22" x 29."
Size: 22" x 29"
Condition: Very Good