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(3) 1938-1976 Boxing Programs with Ali/Frazier, Ali/Norton & Schmeling/Foord

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Famous fighters and main event fights are the story, with this selection of (3) 1938-1976 boxing programs. When studying the sweet science, we note that fighters don't come any bigger than Muhammad Ali, who enjoyed legions of adoring fans, around the world. When it comes to championship bouts, Ali's first match with Joe Frazier is remembered as "The Fight of the Century". 

Headlining this trio, is a program from the Ali-Frazier first fight, which took place at Madison Square Garden on 3/8/71. Both combatants were undefeated at the time, and Frazier remained so, thanks to a devastating left hook. This MSG program (VG-EX) is graced with images of the boxing legends facing off bare-knuckle style, and the contents is loaded with fascinating features. 

Fighting in Nazi Germany, Max Schmeling was a national hero. The second program in this group is from Schmeling's 1/30/38 bout against South African slugger Ben Foord. From the Hanseatenhalle in Hamburg, this program technically rates as (FR-GD) due to a 50% spine split along the lower half of the spine, along with some minor surface loss on the back at the top of the spine, otherwise it presents more like VG+.

Finishing off this hard-hitting trio, is a 9/28/76 program from Yankee Stadium, issued for the third meeting of Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton. This fairly solid program shows EX details, with deference to a 1/2" triangle of surface loss at the top right corner, and a 1/2" irregular tear on the top edge.  


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