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Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier Original Vintage Fight Boxing Poster

$1,275.00

Original Vintage Boxing Sports Memorabilia Muhammad Ali Collectibles Autographs For Sale
Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier, 1971
Original Vintage Fight Boxing Poster Full One Sheet (27x41")

"Fight of the Century"


One of the most spectacular boxing posters entailing full pose images of both Ali and Frazier.  Highly sought after and has skyrocketed in value during past few years.   What else needs to be said about this historic event?  Imagine this sports treasure hanging on your wall...  Excellent with expected handling wear condition.

When Joe Frazier met Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 1971, the storyline went much deeper than two undefeated heavyweights clashing for the belt.   Ali had refused induction in the U.S. Army, was considered radical chic and seemed to embody the culture of the 1960s.  Frazier was cast as a champion fighting for the establishment.   Frank Sinatra was a ring-side photographer for Life magazine.  Barbra Streisand, Sammy Davis Jr., Hugh Hefner, Dustin Hoffman and Diana Ross were ringside. Burt Lancaster was part of the closed circuit broadcast team. All that, and the fight actually lived up to its billing as the "Fight of the Century." After 15 rounds of thrilling toe-to-toe action, Frazier won a unanimous decision.

Below is the complete Newsday Story

Fight of the Century Newsday Article 

Frazier vs. Ali Fight (Cinerama Releasing, 1971). One Sheet (27" X 41").
This original one sheet boasts "Will Not Be Shown on Home TV for 6 Months." The significance of that claim was extremely important in 1971, as Cinerama worked hard to out hustle the insatiable television market. The film chronicles one of the most anticipated events in sports history, and stirred up considerable interest and excitement. There was such buzz that Life Magazine hired Frank Sinatra photograph the fight, and many other celebrities attended, including Woody Allen, Miles Davis, Diane Keaton and Ethel Kennedy. Very Fine.

Note: Cvtreasures stamp NOT on original



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