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Description : Here we have an original Frank Warren official main event promotional boxing poster for the WBO world cruiserweight championship title bout held at the Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 18th July 1998.

Britain's Carl Thompson has retained his WBO cruiserweight title after beating Chris Eubank for the second time in three months. The fight at the Sheffield Arena was stopped after nine rounds, with Eubank's left eye completely closed - as it had been in the first fight in April. The ringside doctor Thakur Sukdeo Singh took a long look at Eubank's swollen and discoloured eye and referee Paul Thomas called off the fight at the end of the ninth. After his defeat on points in the first fight in Manchester, Eubank actually led this second battle 87-84 according to two of the judges while the third made the fight level at 86-86.

As in the last fight Eubank started explosively, throwing shots to head and body as Thompson backed up against the ropes. It was an encouraging start for Eubank and he quickly brought his right uppercut into play, clearly stunning Thompson with its power. The 34-year-old champion was twice hurt by that punch in the second, but Thompson managed to regain some composure to attack Eubank's body. Thompson, 34, withstood Eubank's opening bursts and, as a naturally bigger man, used his strength and inside work to douse his opponent's initial surge.

By the fifth round the champion was beginning to look stronger as Eubank's workrate slowed down. The troublesome eye was completely closed by the seventh although the 31-year-old Eubank battled on for two more rounds, even crying "come on" to Thompson in the ninth as he clubbed him with a right hand.The fight was stopped before round 10, much to Eubank's annoyance.

These posters were never made available for public consumption, they were only made available to outlets with connections to the promotion.

Postage: 10.00 Special Delivery... 20.00 International registered signed 4 airmail.

Condition : Excellent/minor handling*edgewear,framed 4 display only!
Size : 23.5in x 16.5in
Price : £75.00
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