Muhammad Ali 
ORIGINAL Fight Posters

First Frazier Fight, 1971
"Thrilla in Manila", 1975"
"The Rumble in the Jungle" - w/George Foreman, 1974

 

 

Ali-Frazier I

This is an ORIGINAL fight poster to the first Ali-Frazier fight in 1971.  Great graphics of both of the boxing legends. Really nice close-ups of these two young champions. One of the nicest 
boxing posters we have come across.  There are many reproductions of this poster, this is the ORIGINAL!

Size is 27x41", same size as a standard original movie poster.  Excellent condition.

$1495

 

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Ali-Frazier III

You are bidding on a completely original "Thrilla in Manila" boxing poster from 1975. Ali-Frazier III. This is the only us poster from the most famous modern fight featuring perennial foes Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. 14" x 22", with a color painted of Ali and Frazier by noted sports artist Leroy Neiman. NM condition light wrinkle/crease where they have been rolled up. This was the fight that many believe Frazier should have won! 
Comes w/certificate of authenticity, from the person who found the posters the morning after the fight in 1975, a former member of the Mississippi House of Representatives.

$995

 

 

"The Rumble in the Jungle", 1974

This is an original fight poster to the fight dubbed "The Rumble in the Jungle" between Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) and George Foreman held in Zaire , Africa on October 30, 1974.   Size: 14x18"

This was the first heavyweight championship fight ever fought in Africa !! And, it is the most famous and most heavily depicted heavyweight fight in history pitting these two former Olympic Gold Medal winners, the much heavily favored Foreman against the underdog, Ali. Foreman was undefeated up until this time. The critics, the world believed Foreman was invincible. He made such quick work or Joe Frazier and Ken Norton that I remember the ring side announcers joking that "Forman must have left the car running". 

Ultimately it was a fight that proved Ali was "The Greatest," as he defeated Foreman in the 8th round. Ali allowed Foreman to punch himself out as Ali performed his famous "Rope-A-Dope," technique. As a result of this fight, Muhammad Ali was named Fighter of the Year by Ring magazine, and "Sportsman of the Year" by Sports Illustrated! Ali also received the honor of being named Professional Athlete of the Year and received the 1974 Hickok Belt Award.

The significance of this RARE poster cannot be understated! Unlike the few others that have shown up with the fight date stamped over the original scheduled date which was September 24.  Closed circuit poster for the big screen LIVE broadcast ONLY SHOWS THE CORRECT FIGHT DATE! This means that this poster was printed over the shorter time period during the delay caused by a cut that had developed over Foreman's eye which required the fights rescheduling from September to October. Of the few posters that I have seen, all have been those printed over a longer period of time, printed for the incorrect date and corrected with an over stamped date. Even the Christies auction of the famous Palinger Ali collection some years back only had the incorrectly dated closed circuit poster for this fight.. Some of these posters have been printer remains and never used for this fight whatsoever as the fight did not take place on this date. The poster offered here was actually made for the fight that took place and was actually used to promote it!! Poster is printed on cardboard, great color and design graphics. Minimal light stains and creasing. The most desirable poster for this most significant fight that the boxing world have ever seen. (Other than Zaire site poster that sells for 10-15 thousand dollars)

$1495