PEP, WILLIE-SAL BARTOLO OFFICIAL PROGRAM (1943)
JO Sports Inc.
Regular price $245.00
HISTORY: On June 8, 1943 at Braves Field in Boston, Massachusetts world featherweight champion Willie Pep made his first title defense against Sal Bartolo. Pep won a one sided 15 round unanimous decision. Pep was a 2-1 favorite. There was a crowd of about 14,000. Gross gate receipts were $46,984.30, and the net was $42,713. Pep was guaranteed $30,000, and Bartolo received 12½ percent of the net gate. The Associated Press reported: Although Pep and Bartolo had put on a sizzling overweight match here in April, their return engagement was so one-sided it became monotonous long before they reached the 15th and final round. Pep kept Bartolo at bay with his stinging left jabs throughout and his highly polished footwork carried him out of danger almost every time the Bostonian tried to close in. Pep, who was on the verge of a knockout in the sixth round of his first bout with Bartolo, was so cautious getting underway Tuesday night he was held even in the first two rounds. He won all the others, however. Despite the one-sided action, both battlers finished fresh and only slightly damaged. Offered here is an original, official program for this event.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, 4 page, official program. Tight binding. Clean inside and out. Not creased. Clipped upper left corner. Minor soiling. Not scored. 7" x 10."
Size: 7" x 10"
Condition: Very Good