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    1892 John L. Sullivan vs. James Corbett Press Pass.
    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. Presented here is a rare press pass to the event. The pass mirrors the actual fight ticket with the exception of"Press" being rubber stamped on both sides. Also the regular tickets had a notice printed on back which this does not have. Scrapbook paper remnants appear on the reverse. The upper right corner is missing but the graphics are strong. Expected corner wear visible. Encapsulated by PSA, Authentic.

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