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Famed boxer John Heenan would retire after this...



Item # 674935

December 26, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 26, 1863 

* John Heenan vs. Tom King
* One of the greatest fights of the 19th century
* Heenan's last fight... was he cheated... drugged?


The top of the ftpg. has column heads including: "THE GREAT PRIZE FIGHT" "the Ring Invaded by a Crowd of Partisans" "Heenan Badly Whipped" "Scenes Before and After the Fight" "How the Benicia Boy Fooled the Police".
The report of this boxing match between America's John Heenan and the British champion Tom King. Heenan would retire from boxing after this defeat.
Eight pages, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 311 (released for October, 2021)...

Category: Yankee