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Description : Here we have an original HBO PPV boxing closed circuit poster for the World Heavyweight Title re-match between Hasim Rahman vs. Lennox Lewis II, billed as "Final Judgment", for the WBC, IBF, IBO and Lineal Heavyweight Championships, contested at the Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, USA. 17th November 2001.

On April 22, 2001, 201 underdog Hasim Rahman pulled off one of the biggest upsets in boxing history after he was able to knock out the heavily favoured champion Lennox Lewis in the 5th round of their fight. Following his victory, Rahman joined powerful promoter Don King's promotional firm. Rahman also received multi-million dollar offers from cable giants Showtime and HBO which would allow them to exclusively air his fights. Showtime offered Rahman $19.25 million to make his first defense against their premier fighter Mike Tyson, while HBO countered with a $17 million offer to meet Lewis in a rematch. Rahman, however, turned down both offers and instead opted to take a less lucrative fight against fringe contender David Izon that would net him $5 million. Lewis, however, had a rematch clause installed in the contract for his previous fight with Rahman and went to court in hopes of having Rahman make his first defence against him. In June, a judge ruled in Lewis' favour and in June, both Rahman and Lewis agreed to a rematch to take place on November 17.

Unlike the previous fight between the two, Lewis came into fight prepared and dominated the duration of the fight. Lewis effectively and efficiently used his trademark left jab to take control of the fight and opened up a cut above Rahman's left eye in the 1st round. After easily winning the first 3 rounds on all three judges' scorecards, Lewis was able to win the fight a little past the midway point of round 4. Lewis connected with a left right combination that sent Rahman crashing to the canvas. Rahman attempted to get back up but collapsed back to the mat at the referee's count of 9. Lewis was then named the winner by knockout, regaining his heavyweight titles in the process.

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

Condition : FRAMED 4 DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY*Good*minor handling* surface*edgewear*
Size : 40in x 27in
Price : £125.00
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