ROBINSON, SUGAR RAY-KID GAVILAN ORIGINAL WIRE PHOTO (1948)
On September 23, 1948 at Yankee Stadium in New York Sugar Ray Robinson and Kid Gavilan fought in an important bout. Robinson won a unanimous ten round decision. Although most sportswriters agreed that Robinson had won, the fans "disagreed violently with the verdict in Robinson’s favor" and "set up such a roar of disagreement that the introduction of the championship principals was delayed until order was restored." (James P. Dawson, New York Times). Offered here is a wire photo depicting 15th round action during the fight.
This is an original wire photo of Associated Press with caption on the reverse. Not creased or torn. Image is bold and clear. Clean front and back Sides appear to be trimmed. 7" x 8 5/8."