LESNEVICH, GUS-FREDDIE MILLS OFFICIAL PROGRAM (1948)
On July 26, 1948 at White City Stadium in London, England world light heavyweight champion Gus Lesnevich defended his title against local favorite Freddie Mills. Mills prevailed winning a 15 round decision and the title. "Blood streamed from cuts over both of Lesnevich's eyes from the 1st round and he was twice down for counts of nine, one of which he took resting on one knee." (Sydney Morning Herald, AAP). Referee Waltham gave verdict to Mills at the end of the bout. Offered here is a scarce, original, official program for this event. This is an original, official program consisting of 28 pages complete. Not scored. Slight separation at spine, but still intact. Mild center crease. Minor cover soiling. 8 1/4" x 10 1/2."