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Description : Here we have a vintage onsite poster from the Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The fight was billed as "Imminent Danger." for the WBC heavyweight title defence between reigning & defending WBC heavyweight champion Larry Holmes pitted against challenger Renaldo Snipes. Holmes was such a heavy favorite that there was no betting line on the fight.

Holmes vs Snipes took place November 6, 1981 in Pittsburgh. Snipes came within an eyelash of upsetting the great Larry Holmes and winning the heavyweight championship of the world. - The champion, Holmes, as expected dominated most of the first 6 rounds. But in Round 7, thunder struck as Snipes shockingly floored the champion. Holmes never knew what hit him! Larry laboriously got up but he was in bad shape. Somehow, Miraculously, Holmes would survive the round much like he did when Earnie Shavers had decked him in an earlier fight.

Holmes regained control of the bout over the next few rounds. In the eleventh, Larry hurt Snipes badly and the referee was forced to halt the action. Although Snipes was in trouble, it seemed a bit unfair to Renaldo that the referee halted the contest. When Snipes had Holmes reeling after a knockdown the referee allowed Holmes to go on.

To this day Snipes & many others feel Holmes was the beneficiary of a long count & Snipes should have been declared the new heavyweight world champion, "It only takes 10 seconds to win a title, but it took Larry 14 seconds to keep it" said Snipes.

Postage: £10.00 Special Delivery... £20.00 International.

Condition : Good for age/Surface wear after being hung in a boxing gym.
Size : 28in x 22in
Price : £200.00

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