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    1975 Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier "Thrilla in Manila" On-Site Boxing Poster.

    UPDATE: Please note that the September 30th date is indicative of American/closed-circuit use, not on-site, which would be dated October 1st.

    The four decades and seven thousand miles that separate the historic "Thrilla in Manila" from modern day America have conspired to make the presented on-site program a tremendously rare find for collectors. Here we present one of the finest of the few remaining examples that was on hand to witness this brutal, grueling battle between two of the greatest Heavyweights of the post-war era. "It was like death," the victorious Ali told reporters after Frazier's trainer Eddie Futch threw in the towel to protect his fighter, almost completely blinded by the swelling around his eyes. "Closest thing to dyin' that I know of."

    This is the most desirable format of the poster created for that historic contest, the only one to report the nickname. The slightest hint of edge-toning is all that suggests its long journey to present day, a professional linen-backing helping to secure a NRMT assessment. Dimensions 17x22".


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 7
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