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MICHAEL NUNN vs. IRAN BARKLEY (Budweiser) 

Description : Here we have a vintage Budweiser fight sponsors onsite poster for the IBF Middleweight Championship. Defending champion & slickster Michael Nunn v Iran "The Blade" Barkley who had just lost his WBC Middleweight belt to the Great Roberto Duran in Atlantic City.

From Sports Illustrated:

IBF middleweight champion Michael Nunn might have vaulted to star status with an impressive win over Iran Barkley on Aug. 14 in Reno. Instead, Nunn forsook his usual ferocious style and danced through an unexciting 12-round decision to improve to 34-0. Promoter Bob Arum later grumbled that he had given Nunn a $1.25 million pay check for a 99-cent performance.

Nunn performed better than the judges gave him credit for. One called the fight a draw; the other two thought Nunn won by only two and three points. But according to SI's Pat Putnam, who was at the bout, Barkley deserved to win three rounds at most. Judges and fans alike simply wanted to see a more savage Nunn.

Nunn may benefit from his less-than-sparkling showing. The big names—Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran and Thomas Hearns—will now be more inclined to fight him. "We are not going to wait around for the winner of the Leonard-Duran fight to decide Tommy's future," says Hearns's manager, Emanuel Steward. "I told Tommy our best move was to fight Nunn, and he said go get him."

These vintage Budweiser boxing posters are near on impossible to locate, great retro old school design to showcase the event.

Postage: 10.00 Special Delivery... 20.00 International.

Condition : Excellent/Minor edge wear / Framed 4 display purposes only!
Size : 24in x 18in
Price : £175.00
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