Boxing

We sell original, historic newspapers featuring coverage of some of the great moments in the sport of boxing. Whether it is called boxing, prize-fighting, pugilism, or by some other name, the engagement of two people in a contest of strength, quickness, endurance, etc., using either gloved or bare hands, has captured the imagination of onlookers and participants since the beginning of time. Finding reports of such encounters within newspapers dates back into the 18th century. John Jackson vs. Daniel Mendoza, Jim Jeffries vs. Jim Corbett, Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, Joe Frazier vs Muhammad Ali, and more... enjoy the following authentic reports spanning 3 centuries:

Boxing

We sell original, historic newspapers featuring coverage of some of the great moments in the sport of boxing. Whether it is called boxing, prize-fighting, pugilism, or by some other name, the engagement of two people in a contest of strength, quickness, endurance, etc., using either gloved or bare hands, has captured the imagination of onlookers and participants since the beginning of time. Finding reports of such encounters within newspapers dates back into the 18th century. John Jackson vs. Daniel Mendoza, Jim Jeffries vs. Jim Corbett, Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, Joe Frazier vs Muhammad Ali, and more... enjoy the following authentic reports spanning 3 centuries:
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631891

Muhammad Ali's 2nd pro fight...

Item #631891

December 28, 1960

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 28, 1960



* Muhammad Ali - Cassius Clay

* 2nd professional boxing match

* Very rare report when still unknown




In the sport's section (page 34) under a one column heading: "BOWDRY DEFEATS PASTRANO IN BOUT" is a brief and inconspicuous report reading: "In a preliminary, the Olympic light-heavyweight champion, Cassius Clay of Louisville, scored a... See More  

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$66.00
557841

Floyd Patterson and Ingmar Johansson... Heavyweight title boxing match...

Item #557841

March 13, 1961

THE DETROIT NEWS, Detroit, Michigan, March 13, 1961



* Floyd Patterson Heavyweight title boxing match (pre fight news)

* Ingmar Johansson




This 38 page newspaper has a banner headline on the front page of the sport's section (inside): "Title Consensus: 'Floyd Has Too Many Tools'" with two illustrations of Patterson and Ingemar Johansson.



Other news of the day throughout. Little... See More  

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$28.00
648074

Muhammad Ali's 6th pro fight...

Item #648074

April 21, 1961

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 21, 1961



* Muhammad Ali - Cassius Clay

* 6th professional boxing match

* Very rare report when still unknown




The sport's section (page 45) under a very small and discrete one column heading: "Wednesday Night Fight" is a brief and inconspicuous report reading: "Cassius Clay, 192, Louisville, knocked out Lamar Clark, 181 1/2, Cedar City, Utah, 2&q... See More  

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$52.00
576795

Benny 'Kid' Paret Boxing...

Item #576795

March 25, 1962

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, March 25, 1962



* Benny Paret's last fight (1st report)

* Welterwight World boxing championship




This 50+ page newspaper has two column headlines on the front page of the sport's section: "Griffith Halts Paret On 12th Round TKO" and "Comes Off Floor With Savage Two-Fisted Attack to Regain Welterweight Crown"



Th... See More  

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$47.00
642136

Sonny Liston wins heavyweight boxing title....

Item #642136

September 26, 1962

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, September 26, 1962



* Sonny Liston vs. Floyd Patterson

* Heavyweight boxing title fight w/photo




Page 6 has a three column headline: "Rematch of Heavyweights Set 'As Soon As Possible'" with caption: "Liston Wins Big" and photo. (see) First report coverage on Sonny Liston becoming heavyweight boxing champion of the world ... See More  

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$36.00
596266

Sonny Liston vs. Floyd Patterson... boxing...

Item #596266

July 23, 1963

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Leominster, Massachusetts, July 23, 1963



* Sonny Liston vs. Floyd Patterson

* Heavyweight boxing title fight

* Prelude to Muhammad Ali




Page 5 has a three column headline: "Liston Remains Champion With First Round K. O." with caption: "It Took 4 More Seconds" 1st report coverage on Sonny Liston retaining his heavyweight boxing title... See More  

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557439

Muhammad Ali... Cassius Clay... Sonny Liston...

Item #557439

May 25, 1965

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, May 25, 1965



* Cassius Clay

* Muhammad Ali

* Sonny Liston

* Heavyweight boxing title fight (pre fight news)




This 24 page newspaper has a two column headline on page 8: "Challenger Liston 13-10 Favorite To Dethrone Clay" with 2 small photos and the tale of the tape.



Other news of the day throughout. Good condition.



wikipedia no... See More  

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$32.00
665124

Cassius Clay over Liston... Muhammad Ali...

Item #665124

May 26, 1965

THE PRATT TRIBUNE, Kansas, May 25 & 26, 1965 



* Cassius Clay - Muhammad Ali 

* Sonny Liston knocked out ?

* Heavyweight boxing title fight

* A two issue lot with early reporting




The May 25th issue has a three column heading on page 5: "Clay And Liston Meet Tonight In Title Fight" with 2 related photos. (see)

The May 26 issue has a banner headline on page 5 that an... See More  

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$72.00
566578

Cassius Clay... Muhammad Ali....

Item #566578

November 23, 1965

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, November 23, 1965 



* Cassius Clay  

* Muhammad Ali 

* Floyd Patterson

* Heavyweight boxing title fight
 



This 44 page newspaper has a three column headline on the front page: "Clay Wins on TKO in 12th" with subheads and action photo. (see)



Also a nice banner headline on page 34 reads: "Clay Keeps Heavyweight T... See More  

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$48.00
674564

Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) title match vs. Ernie Terrell...

Item #674564

February 07, 1967

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., February 7, 1967



* Muhammad Ali - Cassius Clay

* Heavyweight boxing title match fight

* Ernie Terrell




The top of page 10 has a three column heading: "Clay Humiliates Terrell; Folley Seen Next Foe" with photo. (see)

Complete with 18 pages, light toning at the margins, a little spine wear, generally nice.



wikipedia notes: In 1967, Ali and Terrell met ... See More  

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$40.00
674758

Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing crown...

Item #674758

April 29, 1967

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, April 28 & 29, 1967 



* Cassius Clay changes name to Muhammad Ali

* Stripped of the Heavyweight boxing title belt

* For avoiding Vietnam War military draft




The April 28th issue has a one column heading on the front page: "Clay Refuses to Take Oath After Passing Exams" (see) The April 29th issue has a one column heading on page 4: "Cla... See More  

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$44.00
650069

Voice of the Nation of Islam... Muhammad Ali...

Item #650069

February 23, 1968

MUHAMMAD SPEAKS, Chicago, Illinois, February 23, 1968 This newspaper was one of the most widely-read ever produced by an African American organization. Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad began the publication on May 1960 as a weekly publication. It was distributed nationwide by the Nation Of Islam and covered current events around the world as well as relevant news in African American communit... See More  

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$48.00
588160

Joe Frazier vs. Jerry Quarry...

Item #588160

June 24, 1969

THE PARSONS SUN, Parsons, Kansas, June 24, 1969  An inside photo with supporting article provided coverage of the title fight between Joe Frazier and Jerry Quarry. "Though it may not be the most famous fight of Joe Frazier's Hall of Fame career, his 1969 bout with "Irish" Jerry Quarry was indeed one of the best, a slugfest of epic proportions that won the 1969 Fight of the ... See More  

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675473

Muhammad Ali's 1st fight back...

Item #675473

October 27, 1970

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass. October 27, 1970



 * Muhammad Ali first fight back

* Heavyweight boxing vs. Jerry Quarry




The top of page 7 has a five column headline: "Ali Returns To Ring After 3 1/2 Years For 3rd-Round TKO Win Over Quarry" and more.

Complete with 10 pages, light toning at the margins, some small binding slits along the spine, generally nice.



wikipedia notes: In... See More  

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$88.00
668062

1971 Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier...

Item #668062

March 09, 1971

THE PRATT TRIBUNE, Kansas, March 9, 1971



* The fight of the century

* Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier

* Fight no. 1 (1st report) - boxing




Page 2 has a two column heading: "Frazier wins battle" (see) First report coverage here.

Six pages, a few small binding holes along the spine, a few small tape mends at the margins, generally nice.



wikipedia notes: On March 8, 1971, at Madison... See More  

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$44.00
612106

Ken Norton defeates Muhammad Ali....

Item #612106

April 01, 1973

SPRINGFIELD SUNDAY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, April 1, 1973



* Ken Norton vs. Muhammad Ali

* Heavyweight boxing title fight




The front page of the sport's section (inside) has a four column headline: "Unknown Norton Beats Ali" with action photo. (see) 1st report coverage on Ken Norton winning a split decision over Muhammad Ali to win the NABF heavyweight title.

Other news, spor... See More  

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$50.00
615120

James Braddock death...

Item #615120

November 30, 1974

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, November 30, 1974



* James Braddock death

* Heavyweight boxing champion

* Cinderella Man fame




The bottom of page 20 has an article headed: "James J. Braddock Succumbs at 68" with photo. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 32 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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$36.00
647085
Item #647085

September 30, 1977

LOS ANGELES TIMES, September 30, 1977



* Muhammad Ali vs. Earnie Shavers



The frontpage of the sports section has the two-line, two-column heading: "Ali Can't Make the 'Acorn' Fall", with subheads: "Shavers Goes Route, Loses the Decision" and "Shavers: 'I Just Kept Calling Him An Imbecile'", with a large photo. The inside has additional related... See More  

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$80.00
664206

1980 Larry Holmes vs. Muhammad Ali...

Item #664206

October 03, 1980

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 3, 1980



* Larry Holmes vs. Muhammad Ali

* Heavyweight boxing championship

* "The Last Hurrah" title fight




The front page has a three column photo with small heading: "Holmes Knocks Out Ali In 10th Round" The sport's section (page 25) has a banner heading: "Holmes, on Knockout, Keeps Heavyweight Title" with subhead and pictorial of... See More  

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$58.00
645772

Premiere of "Raging Bull", in a Los Angeles newspaper...

Item #645772

December 19, 1980

LOS ANGELES TIMES, December 19, 1980



* Best "Raging Bull" advertisement

* Grand Opening Day movie premiere

* Jake LaMotta boxing drama

* Robert De Niro - Martin Scorsese




A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "Raging Bull" and perhaps no better newspaper could be found than this, the leading newspaper from the home of the entertainment industry - th... See More  

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$82.00
668331

Boxer champion Jack Dempsey death...

Item #668331

June 01, 1983

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 1, 1983



* Boxer Jack Dempsey death

* "The Manassa Mauler"

* 1920's boxing champion




The front page has a two column heading: "Jack Dempsey, Legendary Boxing Champ, Dies at 87" with photo. (see) Lengthy 1st report coverage continues inside with banner headline and a more recent photo.

Complete 1st section only with all 22 pages, nice condition... See More  

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$48.00
675776

1985 Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns...

Item #675776

April 16, 1985

USA TODAY, April 16, 1985



* Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns

* Middleweight championship boxing match

* "The Fight" - "The War"




The front page has a five column headline: "Marvelous Marvin wins his 'war'" The front page of the sport's section has another headline: "Hagler just marvelous in TKO" with subhead and color photo. First... See More  

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672896

Mike Tyson becomes youngest heavyweight boxing champ...

Item #672896

November 23, 1986

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Nov. 23, 1986



* Mike Tyson vs. Trevor Berbick

* Heavyweight boxing title fight

* "Judgement Day" knockout




The front page of the sport's section has a two column heading: "Tyson Knocks Out Berbick in Second to Earn WBC Title" with related photo. First report coverage continues on page 15 of this section with another related photo. (see) This was w... See More  

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$78.00
664139

Mike Tyson KO's Larry Holmes...

Item #664139

January 23, 1988

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Jan. 23, 1988



* Mike Tyson knockouts Larry Holmes

* Heavyweight boxing championship bout

* Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey




The front page of the sport's section has a heading: "For Holmes, Last Fight Is Painfully Short" with large photo (See) First report coverage continues inside with 2 more related photos.

Complete 1st and sport's sections o... See More  

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$48.00
674086

1988 The Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks...

Item #674086

June 28, 1988

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 28, 1988



* Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks

* Heavyweight boxing title fight

* "once and for all" knockout

* Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City




The top of the front page has a three column photo showing Mike Tyson knocking out Michael Spink with brief text.

The front page of the sport's section has a banner headline: "Tyson Does a Minute-and-a-Half Wal... See More  

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$68.00
675741

Nelson Mandela to be released from prison...

Item #675741

February 11, 1990

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Feb. 11, 1990 



* Nelson Mandela freed (day of)

* South African president

* Buster Douglas knockouts Mike Tyson

* Famous Heavyweight boxing upset




The front page has a report on the same day Nelson Mandela would be released from prison after serving 27 years with headline: "S. Africa to Free Black Leader Mandela Today" with related photo. (see) More on page... See More  

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$68.00
639976

Mike Tyson gets 10 years for rape...

Item #639976

March 26, 1992

THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS, March 26, 1992



* Heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson

* 10 year Sentencing for rape

* Best title to be had
?



The front page has a banner headline: "Tyson gets 10-year term" with subhead and photo. (see) More on page 2. First report coverage on Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson being sentenced for the rape of Desiree Washington. Nice to have from the city where... See More  

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$34.00
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