Regular price $185.00

On August 23, 1995 at La Palestre, Le Cannet, Alpes-Maritimes, France WBA Welterweight Champion Ike Quartey defended his title against clever southpaw Andrew Murray. Quartey stopped Murray in the 4th round. An active opening round saw Murray work behind a rangy jab and an occasional left hand. Similarly, Quartey too pumped out his trademark jab, coupled with a right hand, and less frequently a hook to the body. A counter straight right hand caught Murray on the chin and sent him down just as the bell sounded to end Round 1. He quickly got to a knee and made it to his feet at the count of eight. Quartey was the sharper of the two in a competitive Round 2 as he had some success landing the lead right hand and a few decent shots to the body. Murray landed a left hook in the final seconds of the round, but struggled for the most part to split Quartey's defense. Quartey continued to land the cleaner shots in Round 3 and worked well with short power punches in close, occasionally snapping back the head of Murray. By the end of the round, a small cut had opened to the right cheek of Murray. At 0:41 of Round 4 after a straight right hand backed up Murray, the referee paused the action to allow the ringside physician to view a cut that had opened above Murray's left eye. The doctor took little time and called for an end to the bout. Offered here is a scarce, original, on site poster for this event which has been signed twice by Ike Quartey.
This is an original, paper, on site poster which names the date, venue and fighters. Bold color and print. Boldly signed twice in blue sharpie, "Ike "Bazooka" Quartey." Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. No tack holes. 15 1/2" x 23 1/2."

Size: 15 1/2 x 23 1/2

Condition: excellent