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Description : Here we have the official super rare On-Site poster by Leroy Neiman who was commissioned to produce this incredible artwork by the Hilton Las Vegas for the WBC world heavyweight championship title bout held on the 22nd November 1986!

This is one of 3 variants produced for this momentous occasion, 1)The celebrated world famous sports artist Leroy Neiman was commissioned to produce a poster. 2) This variant produced by the Las Vegas Hilton was called TOMBSTONE, the 3rd variant is the colossal 'IRON FIST' poster. The TOMBSTONE & FIST posters are super scarce, not many were produced & even less survive in any reasonable condition. My posters were obtained from Mike's old friend & former co-manager Steve Lott......

Though the 32 year old Berbick entered the fight as the champion, he was installed as a 3/1 underdog to Tyson, who at 20 years old, was 12 years younger than Berbick and was trying to surpass Floyd Patterson as the youngest man to win a major Heavyweight title in the history of the sport...... Tyson would dominate Berbick, easily picking up the victory by way of 2nd round technical knockout. From the opening bell Tyson would be the aggressor, hammering Berbick with several powerful punches. Towards the end of the round, Tyson hit Berbick with a 4-punch combination that sent Berbick across the ring. Berbick managed to stay on his feet, but Tyson would continue to attack, hitting Berbick several more times until the bell sounded. Tyson picked up right where he left off in round 2, almost immediately hitting Berbick with a combination that dropped the champion. Berbick was able to answer the referee's count and the fight would continue. Berbick, however, was unable to get any offense going, continuously getting rocked by Tyson. Tyson would finally end the fight as the 2:35 mark, hitting Berbick with a right to the body followed by a left hook to the head that dropped Berbick for the second time. Berbick attempted to get up twice, only to collapse both times, causing referee Mills Lane to call the fight and award Tyson the victory via technical knockout....The era of the "BADDEST MAN on the PLANET" was now upon us!

Postage: SHIPS FLAT 20.00 Special Delivery...20.00 International registered signed 4 airmail.

Condition : Excellent/minor handling*edgewear,framed 4 display only!
Size : 29.5in x 24in Approx SHIPPED FLAT
Price : £400.00

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