1959 Sonny Liston v Mike DeJohn on-site poster
On February 18, 1959 heavyweight contenders Sonny Liston and Mike DeJohn met in a ten round contest. The fight took place at the Exhibition Hall, Miami Beach under the auspices of Chris Dundee. 3,858 spectators saw Liston win by TKO at 2:43 of round six. After the stoppage he yelled for a higher ranking contender "I want Eddie Machen, Zora Folley or Nino Valdes for my next fight". This original on-site poster is in fair/good condition. The cardboard display has two light vertical crease lines, tack holes to the corners and a small piece missing from two corners. Tape remnant to the right border. The year has been neatly written in pen next to the date. 22 x 14 inches.