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April 10, 1953 Marciano vs. Walcott "Phantom" Heavyweight Championship Ticket

Lot Number 1895

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Widely anticipated in the wake of the September, 1952 Heavyweight Championship bout in which Rocky Marciano took the title from Jersey Joe Walcott, the re-match was perhaps the most anti-climactic event in the history of the squared circle. Before a scant showing of 13,000 at the since-razed Chicago Stadium, Marciano defended his crown with a first-round knockout of Walcott on May 15, 1953. This full ticket was issued for the originally scheduled rematch. Scheduled for April 10, 1953, the bout was postponed until May 15. The crisp and complete April 10 voucher features black-and-white portrait photos of the combatants, as well as printed seating details and a (then) hefty “$30.00” price. The keepsake presents beautifully with sharp edges/corners and an unbroken perforation.

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