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Lot 1592: Ali-Bugner Chinatown Site Poster
In this Chinatown poster, Muhammad Ali gets rare second billing for his bout against Joe Bugner. Maybe it's because Ali hadn't regained his heavyweight title yet. The 32- by 28-inch print is a stunner in any language. White-bordered yellow with vivid red and black Chinese characters, advertisement must have gotten plenty of attention from passers-by then, as it will from admirers now. Ali used the Feb. 13, 1974 bout , which he won on decision, as a setup for two fights against Ken Norton and a rematch with Joe Frazier in his climb to capture the title against George Foreman. Bugner, a British pug with a granite chin, went the distance again in a defeat to Ali in 1975. EX+.
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