1894 James J. Corbett v Charley Mitchell Police Gazette poster
Offered here is an original pre-fight poster anticipating the James J. Corbett v Charley Mitchell contest that took place on the 25th January 1894 at the Duvall Athletic Club in Jacksonville, Florida. It was issued as a supplement to the Richard K. Fox's Police Gazette on January 13th 1894. Corbett KO'd the English Champion in round three of the fight, retaining his Heavyweight World Title for the first time. The poster features beautiful imagery of the two fighters squaring up in the ring. Presents in VG vintage condition with the original central fold line as issued. Also a lighter horizontal center crease. Light are toning and wear, including several small edge tears. The central fold has been reinforced with tape from behind. Very clean for its age. A truly charming antique boxing poster celebrating a historic fight. 16.5 x 23.25 inches.