LOUIS, JOE-JERSEY JOE WALCOTT I FIGHT FILM POSTER (1947)
On December 5, 1947 at Madison Square Garden in New York heavyweight champion Joe Louis defended his title against tough challenger Jersey Joe Walcott. Louis won a very close and highly controversial 15 round split decision. Louis was down in 1st and 4th rounds and struggled throughout. Offered here is a scarce original poster advertising the showing of the fight film from this battle.
This is an original, paper, fight film poster which names the fighters. Copyrighted by RKO in 1947. Professionally linen backed. Bold color and graphics. Minor restoration at the edges and original folds which are slightly evident. Not creased or torn. Generally clean. Seldom seen. 28 1/4" x 40 1/2" (one sheet).
Size: 28 1/4 x 40 1/2