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The famous Heenan and Sayers boxing match...
Item # 674386
May 12, 1860
NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, May 12, 1860
* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers
* Famous & 1st World championship boxing
The front page is mostly taken up with 5 prints concerning the famous Heenan and Sayers boxing match including: "The Field Where the Champion Battle Was Fought" plus prints showing both Heenan and Sayers. Inside has a nearly half pg. print: "Heenan In his Bed After Returning from the Fight...".
This notable and illegal fight took 2 hours and 27 minutes with 42 rounds, ending in a draw.
Among other prints within: "Lodge & Entrance to Llewellyn Park, Orange Mountain, New Jersey" with an article.
Sixteen pages, minimal wear. Nice condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War