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    Joe Louis vs. Jersey Joe Walcott (RKO, 1947). Poster (40" X 60").
    On December 5, 1947 Joe Louis was challenged by Jersey Joe Walcott, a veteran heavyweight with a mixed record. Louis was the confident favorite, but Walcott was in top form. Walcott's power and craftsmanship surprised Louis, who was knocked down twice in the fight. Unable to cope with Walcott's speed and counterpunching, Louis appeared to lose after 15 rounds, but sadly for Walcott, the judges awarded Louis a controversial split decision. This sensational poster had pinholes and tears in the top titles, edge wear at the right, tears in the image of Louis, a small hole in Walcott's glove, a small chip in the left border, and creases at the top. All of these issues have been addressed with professional restoration. Fine- on Paper.


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    March, 2011
    25th-26th Friday-Saturday
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