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    George Foreman vs. Ken Norton "The Caracas Caper" Robins Theatre Broadside. Offered is a 2-color 14x22" fight poster made for the Robins Theatre of Warren, Ohio promoting the March 26, 1974 fight in Caracas, Venezuela between George Foreman and Ken Norton. This infamous fight was for the WBA, WBC and The Ring heavyweight championships and is now known as "The Caracas Caper." Foreman was the undefeated heavyweight champion defending his title for the second time against Norton. Norton was the underdog having just fought Ali twice before facing Foreman. The fight lasted only two rounds with Foreman winning by a knockout. The fight became known as "The Caracas Caper" when the Venezuelan government backed out of a deal to waive taxes and then demanded 18% of each fighter's purse. Neither fighter could leave the country until money changed hands. Foreman negotiated which took almost a full week before he was allowed to leave the country. The piece is in excellent condition aside from one upper/right corner crease.

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