1980 Ali Vs Holmes "The Last Hurrah" World Heavyweight Championship Site Poster
Great fight poster promoting "The Last Hurrah" Heavyweight Championship fight on Oct. 2, 1980 between Holmes and Ali. The 24x36" poster features, as the main image, a striking multi-colored, impressionistic work by famed artist Leroy Neiman that shows Ali, in fierce fighting action, above the equally fierce, and upper-cutting, Holmes. Neiman's art, with its bright spectrum of colors, especially memorable. Poster shows this Caesar's Palace bout was presented by Don King and fought in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sadly, this fight really was a last hurrah for Ali. He had been examined pre-fight by the Mayo Clinic, and despite receiving a medical report that disclosed a slurring of his speech and tremors in his body, Ali was cleared to fight. All three judges gave Holmes every round, and Holmes won by TKO in 10 rounds . After his sound beating in this bout, Ali fought only once more in his career, losing to Trevor Berbick in a unanimous decision in 1981. Poster is in excellent condition, and the vibrant art and historical significance make this a fine item.