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Description : Here we have an original full-size HBO boxing pay-per-view fight poster for the WBC world light-heavyweight championship title bout held at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 8th November 2003.

Six weeks after defeating John Ruiz to win the WBA heavyweight title on March 1, 2003, the WBA received written confirmation from Jones that he would keep the heavyweight title and relinquish his light heavyweight title. However, he was unable to secure the fights he wanted at heavyweight. Promoter Murad Muhammad said, "We worked on a Holyfield fight and it fell through. We worked on a Tyson fight and it fell through. We wanted Lennox Lewis, but he's not fighting." Jones considered fighting Corrie Sanders but decided against it. "Why would I fight a guy who's 6-4, lefthanded and doesn't have a title for less money than I made to fight John Ruiz?" Jones asked rhetorically. Jones finally decided to return to light heavyweight and fight Tarver, who had won two of Jones' vacated light heavyweight titles.

Tim Smith of the New York Daily News reported: "He [Jones] had to lose 25 pounds to move down from heavyweight to make the 175-pound limit to face Tarver. Five days before the match, Jones weighed 183 pounds. He was gaunt and drawn at the weigh-in. He sat slumped on a stool while he waited to step on the scales. Once he climbed into the ring, Jones was drained after four rounds and survived mainly because Tarver decided to counter instead of pressing the action. The 3 judges ringside scored the fight for jones by Majority decision, Judge: Jerry Roth 114-114: Judge: Glen Hamada 117-111: Judge: David Harris 116-112: Roy Jones became the first reigning heavyweight title holder in history to move down in weight and win a light heavyweight title. Jones vacated the WBA Heavyweight Championship on February 20, 2004.

These HBO & Showtime PPV posters are not made available for public consumption & can only be sourced from a participating PPV outlet hence the scarcity as once the televised event if over, then these posters go straight to skip.

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

Condition : Excellent/minor handling*edgewear,framed 4 display only!
Size : 40in x 27in
Price : £95.00
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