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- 1898 James J. Corbett v Tom Sharkey on-site ticket
1898 James J. Corbett v Tom Sharkey on-site ticket
On November 22, 1898 James J. Corbett met Tom Sharkey at the Lenox Athletic Club in New York. Sharkey won the fight on a disqualification in round nine when Corbett's cornerman entered the ring. It's believed this was planned - as part of a betting scam - to force a Sharkey victory. It's believed unlikely the two fighters were involved. Presented here is an original stubless on-site ticket to the fight. In excellent condition for it's age. Light age toning, most prominent along the left edge. No folds or creases. 3.75" by 2.75".