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Description : Here we have a fabulous super rare vintage pre-championship Mike Tyson onsite poster. I've only ever seen a few of these poster about & they've been gym wall refugees with all the lived in appearance that you'd expect to see. I got this poster from Steve Lott who was Tyson's buddy & co-manager back from the beginning until Don King appeared on the scene & as we know it all went down hill from there. This is an absolute must have for any discerning Tyson memorabilia collector. Try finding one of these!

19year old undefeated sensation Mike Tyson faced Mitch "Blood" Green, who was ranked one spot ahead of Tyson on the WBC heavyweight standings, on May 20 in Madison Square Garden. Despite Green being higher than Tyson in the rankings, there was a huge disparity in the fighter's purse, Tyson was guaranteed $250,000 while Green was due to make only $30,000. Because of this, Green threatened to pull out of the fight only one day before it was to take place unless his purse was increased. However, after HBO executive Ross Greenberg informed Green that a shot at the WBC heavyweight title was on the line, Green chose to continue on with the fight.

Though Tyson was in control for most of the fight, he was unable to record a knockdown over Green. Green clinched Tyson on a regular basis in an effort to reduce the effectiveness of Tyson's power punches. Green, however, offered very little in the way of offence and Tyson was able to win a lopsided unanimous decision by two scores of 91 and one score of 82

Though the two fighters would never again face each other in a boxing ring, Tyson and Green were involved in a high profile street fight two years later, by which time Tyson was the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion. On August 28, 1988, Green confronted Tyson at Dapper Dan's in Harlem, claiming that Tyson's promoter Don King owed him money. The argument then escalated into a full on tear-up during which Tyson landed a straight right hand across Green's face, completely shutting Green's left eye and opening a cut across his nose that required five stitches. Tyson, however, would not walk away unscathed, his right hand was fractured during the scrap, causing his October defence against Frank Bruno to be pushed back.

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Condition : Excellent for age, very feint crease at the bottom left hand side going from right 2 left across Buddy McGirt & slight creasing on the top left going north 2 south./ Framed 4 display purposes only!
Size : 28in x 22in
Price : £2000.00

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