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Great issue on the 1860 Heenan & Sayers fight...
Item # 662672
May 12, 1860
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 12, 1860
* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers
* Famous & 1st World championship boxing
The front page has a dramatic print showing: "Round 37" of the Heenan and Sayer fight, erupting into a riot. Above it is a print of "The Champion's Belt of England...". Within is a double page centerfold which includes 8 prints of the Heenan and Sayers fight, while another 4 page print is mostly damaged due to the typical trimming of the issue.
Sixteen pages, minor wear with small archival mends at the margins.
Category: Pre-Civil War