MACHEN, EDDIE-MANUEL RAMOS ON SITE POSTER (1966)

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On June 3, 1966 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California heavyweights Eddie Machen and Manuel Ramos met in a featured bout. Ramos prevailed winning a close, ten round, split decision. "In one of the greatest action-packed heavyweight battles ever seen in the Southland, Manuel Ramos, 23, the Mexican champion, boosted his chances of recognition with his upset victory over Eddie Machen. Machen, 33, using his experience effectively, had all the best of it in the early rounds, but the complexion of the fight changed suddenly at the outset of the 8th round when Ramos dropped Machen for an eight-count. Machen, his left eye closing fast and his nose bleeding badly, was staggered again by a vicious left early in the 9th round and was wobbly for a minute or so before fighting back. Both fighters were hurt in the final round." -Long Beach Press-Telegram. In theco-feature, a featherweight title elimination bout, Raul Rojas knocked out Pajarito Moreno in the 2nd round. "Pin-pointing his punches beautifully, Raul Rojas continued his bid for another crack at the featherweight championship by knocking out Ricardo (Pajarito) Moreno at 2:40 of the 2nd round of their grudge rematch Friday night at the L.A. Sports Arena. Rojas was master of the situation from the opening bell until the end came late in the 2nd round. Three successive right hands finished off the 'Little Bird'. The first, a right cross to the chin as he came charging in, Stopped him in his tracks. Rojas quickly followed with another right that buckled Moreno's knees and then delivered the coup de grace - a terrific right flush on the chin that dropped Pajarito flat on his back with his head resting against the lower strand of ropes. Moreno didn't stir until the count reached four, but even though dazed and badly hurt, he tried valiantly to climb to his feet. But just as he was about to make it, the count ran out and referee John Thomas signalled it was over." -Long Beach Press-Telegram. Offered here is an original, on site poster for this event.
This is an original, cardboard, on site poster which pictures all four main event fighters. Bold color and print. Bold, clear images. Small tack holes in corners. Minor corner crease at lower right. Light border staining. No center crease. Minor edge wear. 22" x 28."

Size: 22 x 28

Condition: very good