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Description : Here we have a super rare Don King Productions (Kingvision) closed circuit poster for the much anticipated fight between Mexican Legend Chavez & Olympic gold medalist & reigning WBC Welterweight champion Pernell Whitaker.

Pernell Sweet Pea Whitakers welterweight world title bout with the legendary Mexican, Julio Cesar Chavez, was controversially declared a draw in front of a pro-Chavez crowd at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The eagerly anticipated clash between the divisions brightest lights left a bitter taste in the mouth of Whitaker, who nullified Chavezs relentless aggression with a perplexing style for much of the contest. Whitaker, had fallen victim to arguable scorecards once before. On March 12, 1988, he challenged Jose Luis Ramirez for the WBC lightweight title in Levallois, France. Most in attendance had the American winning comfortably; the judging, however, did not reflect the action with Whitaker down on two of three cards.

The Americans unorthodox movement frustrated the pressure fighter throughout the fight. While Chavez had his successes, the Virginia man controlled the contest, reflected outside the ropes by the muted crowd. The great Mexican became more ragged as the fight passed the half way point, eating a perfectly executed uppercut which shook him to his boots. In the final round with Whitaker seemingly ahead on the cards, Sweet Pea went on the back foot having taken an inadvertent thumb to the eye. As the final bell rang, Chavez, with blood seeping from his nose, looked a beaten man. When the majority draw was announced, boos from pockets of the audience rang around the stadium. Showtime, whose presenters unanimously agreed Whitaker had decisively beaten the Mexican, questioned the judges competence as Chavez held precariously on to a 88-fight unbeaten record.

During round six, Whitaker caught Chavez with a shot below the belt. Respected referee, Joe Cortez, allowed the champion to recover, but didnt penalise Whitaker for the illegal blow. British judge, Mickey Vann, later confessed he took it upon himself to dock Whittaker a point. Dan Duva, the Americans promoter, rightly lodged a protest with the Texas department of licensing and authorities, condemning Vanns actions | judge: Jack Woodruff 113-115 (Chavez) | judge: Mickey Vann 115-115 | judge: Franz Marti 115-115

Whitaker, would again suffer a disputed decision when he lost his WBC Welterweight Title to Oscar De La Hoya in 1997.

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

Condition : Very Good/Minor handling wear
Size : 35in x 23in
Price : £125.00
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