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Description : Here we have the original vintage onsite poster from Caesars Palace Las Vegas for the WBC Light/Middleweight Title between reigning & defending champion Maurice Hope & Puerto Rican sensation Wilfred 'El Radar' Benitez.

Maurice Hope went to Las Vegas, for his next defence of his title, which also turned out to be his first, and, ultimately, last fight in the United States. He planned to marry his girlfriend while in Las Vegas. On 23 May 1981, at the Caesars Palace, Hope lost the world Jr. Middleweight title to Wilfred Benitez, suffering a twelfth round knockout that later made television sports show highlights. It has to be one of the most brutal & clinical KO's in modern times, the right hand that detonated onto the jaw of Hope could have been fired from a snipers rifle. While Benitez became the first Latin American to win world titles in three different divisions, the youngest boxer in history to do so, and the first in 40 years to achieve the accomplishment, Hope had to be hospitalised.

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

Condition : Excellent for age & year/ Minor edgewear & foxing, to be expected from a genuine poster this age / /Framed 4 display purposes only!
Size : 28in x 22in
Price : £400.00
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