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Famous Tom Sayers & John Heenan boxing match...

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April 30, 1860

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, April 30, 1860 

* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers
* Famous boxing match - fight

Appearing at the top of the first column on pg. 6 are headlines reporting one of the most famous boxing matches of the nineteenth century involving John Heenan, the American champion, and Tom Sayers, the English champion.
In the third column under "The Great Fight" is a detailed and graphic report: "History of the Battle" "The Fight For The Championship". The report takes nearly three columns, and provides many details and particulars about the fight. This was a 42 round match ending in a draw.
Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War