HOLMES, LARRY-RENALDO SNIPES & MICHAEL DOKES-GEORGE CHAPLIN ON SITE POSTER (1981)
Regular price $600.00
HISTORY: Larry Holmes fought Renaldo Snipes on November 6, 1981 at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. Holmes won by TKO in the 11th round to successfully defend his World Heavyweight Title. The fight was billed as "Imminent Danger." Holmes was such a heavy favorite that there was no betting line on the fight. Holmes was paid $1.1 million, while Snipes got $175,000. There was a crowd of 14,103 at the Civic Arena. The fight was televised live in prime time on ABC-TV. Early in the seventh round, Snipes dropped Holmes with a right. Holmes got up quickly and fell face first into a neutral-corner turnbuckle. Forty-five seconds into the eleventh round, a Holmes right sent Snipes reeling sideways into his corner. Holmes moved to him quickly. Two rights and a hook to the body pinned Snipes to the corner. Holmes hammered three powerful rights to the head. As he was loading up to throw a fourth, Ortega stopped the onslaught. While Holmes and Snipes were being interviewed by Howard Cosell after the fight, Holmes' brother Jake got into a fight with Snipes' manager, who thought the fight was stopped prematurely. Snipes then went after Holmes, and Cosell ducked for cover. During the melee, which was joined by a host of security guards, Snipes was pushed back against the Rev. Jim Williams, his trainer, who wielded a pair of scissors he intended to use to snip the tape from Snipes' hands. Instead, the scissors accidentally opened a deep cut in Snipes' left forearm that required 40 stitches. On the undercard Michael Dokes won a unanimous ten round decision over George Chaplin. Offered here is a scarce, original, on site poster for this event.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, paper, on site poster which pictures Holmes and Snipes. Bold color and print. Bold, clear images. Clean front and back. No center crease. Creased in upper and lower left corners and clipped in upper and lower right corners. 22" x 28."
Size: 22 x 28
Condition: very good