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    1892 John L. Sullivan vs. James Corbett Full Ticket, PSA Good 2.
    On September 7, 1892 at the Olympic Club in New Orleans, World Heavyweight Champion John L. Sullivan attempted his final title defense against "Gentleman" Jim Corbett. It was the first Heavyweight Championship to be fought with gloves, thus closing the door on the bare-knuckle era. The youthful Corbett was a skillful boxer and entered the ring in top condition. Sullivan, on the other hand, hadn't fought in three years and drank profusely. Corbett danced and dodged the bull rushes of the older Sullivan and eventually wore down the slower, out of shape champ en route to a twenty-first round knockout. This is a very attractive example of the ticket printed for that historic bout, its rather surprising grade due primarily to a small area of paper loss on back from scrapbook removal. Encapsulated by PSA, Good 2.

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