PRYOR, AARON-ALEXIS ARGUELLO II SIGNED BUDWEISER ADVERTISING POSTER (1983)
Regular price $600.00
HISTORY: Alexis Arguello fought Aaron Pryor on September 9, 1983 for the World Jr. Welterweight Championship. Pryor knocked Arguello out in the 10th round to successfully defend his title. Pryor's purse was $2.25 million and Arguello's was $1.75 million. Pryor was a 2Â½ to 1 favorite. Arguello was trying to become the first boxer to win world titles in four weight divisions. There was a sellout crowd of 13,000 in the outdoor arena at Caesars Palace. Arguello was trained by Eddie Futch for his first fight with Pryor. He blamed Futch for the loss and fired him. He later apologized to Futch. "It was the biggest mistake of my life," Arguello said. He was trained by Lupe Sanchez for the Pryor rematch. Pryor was trained by Panama Lewis for his first fight with Arguello. Lewis had his license revoked after he removed the padding from the gloves of Luis Resto before his fight with Billy Collins Jr. Pryor hired Richie Giachetti to train him, but they had a falling out. Two weeks before the Arguello rematch, Pryor brought in Emanuel Steward as his trainer. Arguello was deducted a point in round eight for low blows. Arguello had swelling under his right eye. Pryor floored Arguello three times: once in round one, once in the fourth, and for the count in the tenth. Arguello was counted out while sitting on the canvas with his arms draped around his knees. Offered here is an original, Budweiser Beer advertising poster for this event which has been boldly signed by both fighters.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, cardboard, Budweiser advertising poster which pictures both fighters. Boldly signed by both adjacent to their pictures. Bold color and print. Bold, clear images. No tack holes. No center crease, Clean front and back. No creases or tears. Minor corner wear. 14" x 20."
Size: 14 x 20