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[Broadside]: !! Southern Welterweight Title Bout !! Last fight - 10 Rounds - of 1935 season. Stiffie Williams, Carterville, Ga. 146 lbs. Southern Welter Champion [vs.] Gene "Portion" Clark, Fayetteville, Tenn. 144 lbs. The Challenger
Fayetteville, Tenn.: Bill & Berry's Backyard Arena 1935. Four copies of this broadside, each identical except printed on different colors of paper stock (beige, pink, salmon, pale green). Each is 9" x 12". Age-toning and tiny nicks or tears; the beige example has a fairly large dampstain, the others are near fine. Apparently a bout of some consequence, the broadside states: "It is of especial interest that the PRIZED TITLE BELT held by Stiffie Williams will be at STAKE during the fight. The belt now on display downtown in the PLEASE-U BARBER SHOP window will go to the WINNER!!" Of some additional interest is the undercard: "The promoters are making this entire program an all star affair. They are bringing one of the most famous Southern Negro Middleweight Boxers, THE DREADED KID SHORTY STARR of Rome, Ga. to meet Fayetteville's own great Negro Middleweight TIGER HARRIS." We do not know who won this fistic fiesta, but do know that Gene "Portion" Clark was murdered - shot between the eyes - in Huntsville in 1940. OCLC locates no copies; this is your chance to get four.
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