Item ID:223991410162
Seller ID: rgedat
Listing Type: Auction
List Date: 04/27/2020
End Date: 05/04/2020
Category: Medals
Location: Naples, Maine
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Heenan/sayers boxing medal

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Heenan/Sayers Boxing Medal Rare, 10-20 known. High relief medal, 34 mm, white metal. Struck by F. B. Smith and Hartman of New York. The obverse reads " John C. Heenan, The Champion of America 1859" featuring a portrait of the Champion. The reverse reads "Heenan & Sayers Fought / April 17, 1860. Heenan Victorious". Commerating the bare knuckle championship fight between US Champ John Heenan (6'2" 185 lbs) vs. English Champ Tom Sayers (5'8" 152 lbs). The fight lasted over two hours ending in a draw in the 42nd round. The medal declares Heenan "victorious which was untrue. The fight came off at Farnborough, Hampshire. In a fierce and protracted battle, both men were hurt early. Sayers by an injury to his right arm in the 6th round, and Heenan by being unable to see through his swollen right eye, an injury he picked up in the 7th round. The action went on for forty-two rounds spread over more than two hours, by the end of which Heenan's face was badly cut and bruised. Schenkman # C-17 This was part of my recently deceased father's coin and medal collections which I am selling on eBay. See photos and message me with any questions. Thank you for looking!

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Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
Composition: White metal
Brand: F. B. Smith and Hartman