Muhammad Ali / Jean Pierre Coopman Poster
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Muhammad Ali / Jean Pierre Coopman Poster

Item # PS-2211


$20,000.00


19 x 25½" original on-site poster of Ali's match-up with the Belgian Heavyweight Champion on February 20, 1976 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. With photo illustration of Ali. Ali won with a knockout in the fifth round, but Coopman was so pleased to be fighting his hero that his manager called him the "happiest loser I ever saw". In excellent to near mint condition.



Authenticated by Steve Jackson Authentications and Online Authentics


Fight History

Jean Pierre Coopman JEAN PIERRE COOPMAN/MUHAMMAD ALI

Clemente Coliseum, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
February 20, 1976
Ali won a 5th round KO


Coopman was a stonecutter before he became a professional boxer at 25, and even then it was unplanned. His close friend, Belgian amateur champion Gilbert Monteyne, wanted to fight in a charity event, but his opponent never showed. Coopman replaced ... Read More


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