NUNN, MICHAEL-IRAN BARKLEY ORIGINAL PHOTO (1989)

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On August 14, 1989 at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nevada IBF Middleweight Champion Michael Nunn made his third title defense taking on Iran Barkley. Nunn prevailed winning a 12 round majority decision. From Sports Illustrated:-IBF middleweight champion Michael Nunn might have vaulted to star status with an impressive win over Iran Barkley on Aug. 14 in Reno. Instead, Nunn forsook his usual ferocious style and danced through an unexciting 12-round decision to improve to 34-0. Promoter Bob Arum later grumbled that he had given Nunn a $1.25 million paycheck for a 99-cent performance. Nunn performed better than the judges gave him credit for. One called the fight a draw; the other two thought Nunn won by only two and three points. But according to SI's Pat Putnam, who was at the bout, Barkley deserved to win three rounds at most. Judges and fans alike simply wanted to see a more savage Nunn. Offered here is an original, first generation photograph which depicts action during the fight.
This is an original, first generation photograph with photographer stamp on back. Bold, clear image. Names written at bottom, otherwise clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Minor corner wear. 8" x 10." Terrific image.

Size: 8 x 10

Condition: excellent