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Boxing Poster Memorabilia Muhammad Ali and Joe Bugner Fight 1975

$750.00

Muhammad Ali and Joe Bugner
ORIGINAL Fight Poster & Original Ticket, 1975

 

What a fabulous vintage boxing poster for the June 30th 1975 15 round world heavyweight championship fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Bugner. This was a Don King production called "The Triple Crown Spectacular" featuring under cards world middle weight championship Carlos Monzon vs. Tony Licata and world light-heavyweight championship between Victor Galindez vs. Jorge Ahumada. Direct from Kuala Lumpur, Malasia and Madison Square Garden, NY live on the big screen closed circut tv. WOW! The poster was NEVER folded and measures 14" by 22".  Great condition, no tears with just a mr smudging at bottom border. .

BIO:

The Triple Crown Spectacular, the 1975 Don King Productions, Inc. triple crown event (Monday, June 30, 1975) held live on big screen closed circuit T.V. ("No Home T.V."; "No Radio") featuring Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Bugner ("Direct from Kuala Lampur, Malaysia"; "15 Rounds World Heavyweight Championship"); Carlos Monzon vs. Tony Licata ("Direct from Madison Square Garden"; "15 Rounds World Middleweight Championship"); Victor Galindez vs. Jorge Ahumada ("15 Rounds World Light Heavyweight Championship"). Note that in the 1970s, all of the very top heavyweight boxers were black, and promoters wanted white boxers for them to fight against, feeling that such matches would have far greater appeal to white audiences (this attitude had existed since the turn of the 20th century).

Joe Bugner was one of those "Great White Hopes", and he fought against all the top black boxers of his time, including Muhammad Ali (in this match), Joe Frazier, Ron Lyle, Jimmy Ellis, and Earnie Shavers. He also fought Chuck Wepner, who himself fought Ali (which was the inspiration for the "Rocky" movie). From the 1910s on, championship boxing matches would be filmed and then released to theaters afterwards, where they were very popular in those pre-TV days. In the 1950s, they began to show those matches on TV, but only after a delay of months after the match had taken place. In the 1970s, boxing promoters hit on the idea of having "closed circuit TV" showings on the day of the match, so that they could sell tickets to these showings (often at huge prices), and all of the top matches at that time were shown that way. Posters were made to promote these closed circuit TV showings, but very few survive. 

** See enlargeable images above and below

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