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Sam McVea v. Joe Jeannette Official Program (1909)

Sam McVea v. Joe Jeannette Official Program (1909)

On a cold spring evening at Cirque de Paris in 1909, Joe Jeannette and Sam McVea, both inductees of the International Boxing Hall of Fame and among the greatest heavyweights to ever live, waged what many to this day claim must have been the greatest fight ever in the sport of boxing. Several of boxing’s most official sources, including The Boxing Register, The Encyclopedia of Boxing by Gilbert Odd and An Illustrated History of Boxing by Nat Fleischer, described a bout that included thirty-eight knockdowns over the course of forty-eight three-minute rounds. Twenty-seven were recorded in favor of McVea during the first two-thirds of the fight, and eleven were recorded in favor of Jeannette during the later rounds. "Jeannette and MacVea reeled and staggered through forty-eight rounds of a brutal and plucky fight here tonight. At the opening of the forty-ninth round MacVey, his face utterly dehumanized save for an expression of helpless agony that distorted what remained of his features, signified that he was unable to continue, whereupon the referee declared Jeannette the winner." Offered here is a very rare, original, official program for this event. This official program is six pages complete. Some separation at binding, but still intact. Has a center crease. Not scored. Minor cover soiling. 7.25x 10.75". Rare, one of two we have seen.

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