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    1892 Sullivan vs. Corbett Full Ticket. On September 7, 1892 at the Olympic Club in New Orleans, the great John L. Sullivan defended his World Heavyweight Title for the last time against "Gentleman" Jim Corbett. Father time and hard living had both caught up with the colorful champion, who could not keep up with the adept boxing style of his younger rival. The fast pace Corbett set throughout the fight eventually wore down the aging Sullivan, and the immortal Champion was counted out, in the twenty-first round, for the first time in his career. Presented here is a full, official ticket to this event. This is the larger version of the official tickets that were issued, measuring 3.25x4.25". This ticket is in terrific condition with no creases, reasonably sharp corners and a clean front and back. There is some foxing from aging, but overall this is one of the better examples of this scarce and desirable ticket that we've seen. LOA from Craig Hamilton / JO Sports.

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