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Description : Here we have an original onsite poster featuring reigning & defending champion Lennox Lewis vs. Hasim Rahman, billed as "Thunder in Africa", contested on April 22, 2001 for the WBC, IBF, IBO and Lineal Heavyweight Championships.

WOW! What a shocker! Lewis came into the fight as a 201 favorite and paid little attention to his opponent, having begun negotiations for his long-awaited match with Tyson while also being challenged to a possible unification match by WBA Heavyweight Champion John Ruiz.

The two fighters fought a close first four rounds, though Lewis was ahead on all three judges' scorecards by the score of 3937, having won rounds two through four while Rahman was able to win the fight's opening round. By the fourth round, Rahman had become the aggressor, throwing 60 punches to Lewis' 33, though each man landed 20 and Lewis was able to narrowly win the round. In the fifth round, Lewis threw few punches, instead stalking Rahman throughout the round in an attempt to size up Rahman in order to land a knockout blow, but Rahman was able to successfully defend himself and avoided taking any power punches from Lewis. With 46 seconds remaining in the round, Rahman was able to turn the tables and used his jab to back Lewis into the ropes. Shortly after that exchange, Lewis momentarily dropped his gloves to his side, allowing Rahman to quickly land a strong right hand that dropped Lewis to the mat. Lewis was unable to get back to his feet and Rahman was announced the winner by knockout, becoming the new Heavyweight Champion in the process.

Postage: 5.00 UK 1st class recorded Delivery... 20.00 International.

Condition : Excellent/minor handling wear/framed 4 display purposes only!
Size : 23in x 16.5in
Price : £125.00
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