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ORIGINAL Fight Posters

"The Rumble in the Jungle", 1974
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"Thrilla in Manila", 1975

 

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This is an original fight poster to the fight dubbed "The Rumble in the Jungle" between Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) and George Foreman held in Zaire, Africa on October 30, 1974. This was the first heavyweight championship fight ever fought in Africa!! And, it is the most famous and most heavily depicted heavyweight fight in history pitting these two former Olympic Gold Medal winners, the much heavily favored Foreman against the underdog, Ali. Foreman was undefeated up until this time. Ultimately it was a fight that proved Ali was "The Greatest," as he defeated Foreman in the 8th round. Ali allowed Foreman to punch himself out as Ali performed his famous "Rope-A-Dope," technique. As a result of this fight, Muhammad Ali was named Fighter of the Year by Ring magazine, and "Sportsman of the Year" by Sports Ilustrated! Ali also received the honor of being named Professional Athlete of the Year and received the 1974 Hickok Belt Award.

The significance of this RARE poster cannot be understated! Unlike the few others that have shown up with the fight date stamped over the original scheduled date which was September 24 , this 14 X 18.5 closed circuit poster for the big screen LIVE broadcast at Monticello Raceway in New York, ONLY SHOWS THE CORRECT FIGHT DATE! This means that this poster was printed over the shorter time period during the delay caused by a cut that had developed over Foreman's eye which required the fights resceduling from September to October. Of the few posters that I have seen, all have been those printed over a longer period of time, printed for the incorrect date and corrected with an overstamped date. Even the Christies auction of the famous Palinger Ali collection some years back only had the incorrectly dated closed circuit poster for this fight.. Some of these posters have been printer remains and never used for this fight whatsoever as the fight did not take place on this date. The poster offered here was actually made for the fight that took place and was actually used to promote it!! Poster is printed on cardboard, great color and design graphics. Minimal light stains and creasing. The most desireable poster for this most significant fight that I have seen. (Other than Zaire site poster that sells for 10-15 thousand dollars)

 

 

 

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You are bidding on a completely original "Thrilla in Manila" boxing poster from 1975. This is the only us poster from the most famous modern fight featuring perennial foes Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. 14" x 22", with a color painted of Ali and Frazier by noted sports artist Leroy Neiman. NM condition light wrinkle/crease where they have been rolled up. Coming w/certficate of auth. From the person who found the posters the morning after the fight in 1975, a former member of the Mississippi House of Representatives.