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Lot # 210: 1980 Ali Vs Holmes "The Last Hurrah" World Heavyweight Championship Site Poster

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Item was in Auction "Monthly 02-19",
which ran from 2/10/2019 12:00 PM to
2/24/2019 10:00 PM

Great fight poster promoting "The Last Hurrah" Heavyweight Championship fight on Oct. 2, 1980 between Holmes and Ali. The 24x36" poster features, as the main image, a striking multi-colored, impressionistic work by famed artist Leroy Neiman that shows Ali, in fierce fighting action, above the equally fierce, and upper-cutting, Holmes. Neiman's art, with its bright spectrum of colors, especially memorable. Poster shows this Caesar's Palace bout was presented by Don King and fought in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sadly, this fight really was a last hurrah for Ali. He had been examined pre-fight by the Mayo Clinic, and despite receiving a medical report that disclosed a slurring of his speech and tremors in his body, Ali was cleared to fight. All three judges gave Holmes every round, and Holmes won by TKO in 10 rounds . After his sound beating in this bout, Ali fought only once more in his career, losing to Trevor Berbick in a unanimous decision in 1981. Poster is in excellent condition, and the vibrant art and historical significance make this a fine item.

Size: E.S.

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