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    Joe Louis vs. Jersey Joe Walcott (RKO, 1947). Australian Daybill (12.75" X 34.5").
    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. A Heritage first, this Australian poster features artwork by Norman McMurray, and has been restored to address a replaced upper imprint area, and some two small chips in the left and right edges into the image. Fine+ on Linen.


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