Regular price $235.00

On April 12, 1996 at Atlantis Casino in Cupecoy Plaza, Saint Maarten WBC welterweight champion Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker defended his title against Wilfredo Rivera. Whitaker won a close 12 round split decision. Whitaker was a 5-2 favorite. Rivera was rated #1 by the WBC. Whitaker and Rivera fought before 1,000 invited casino guests on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten. Whitaker landed 187 of 511 punches (37%) and Rivera connected on 193 of 686 (28%). HBO judge Harold Lederman scored the fight 115-113 for Rivera. Michael Katz of the New York Daily News scored the fight 116-113 for Whitaker. Whitaker blamed his poor performance on the flu. In the co feature WBA welterweight champion Ike Quartey stopped Vince Phillips in the 3rd round. Offered here is a scarce, original, on site poster for this event.
This is and original, paper, on site poster which pictures Whitaker, Rivera, Quartey and Phillips. Bold color and print. Bold, clear images. Clean front and back. No tack holes. Not creased. 16 1/2" x 26 1/2."

Size: 16 1/2 x 26 1/2

Condition: excellent