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John Lawrence Sullivan (October 15, 1858 – February 2, 1918), known simply as John L. among his admirers, and dubbed the "Boston Strong Boy" by the press, was an Irish-American boxer recognized as the first lineal heavyweight champion of gloved boxing, de facto reigning from February 7, 1882, to 1892. He is also generally recognized as the last heavyweight champion of bare-knuckle boxing under the London Prize Ring Rules, being the cultural icon of the late 19th century America, arguably the first boxing superstar and one of the world's highest-paid athletes of his era. Newspapers coverage of his career, with latest accounts of his championship fights often appeared in the headlines, and as cover stories, gave birth for the sports journalism in the United States and set the pattern internationally for covering boxing events in media, and photodocumenting the prizefights. Offered here is an entire newspaper, The New York Herald, dated February 3, 1918 which announces the death of John L. Sullivan. Includes front page coverage with pictures of Sullivan, his championship belt and lists his leading fights and ring earnings.
This is an original and complete newspaper for February 3, 1918. Clean without staining. Not creased. Edge and corner wear. 16 1/2" x 23."

Size: 16 1/2 x 23

Condition: very good