RUBIN "HURRICANE" CARTER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 275249
Sale Price $360.00
RUBIN "HURRICANE" CARTER
Autographed 20x16 photograph of Carter and Joe Giardelli in their 1964 World Middleweight Championship fight, which carter lost in a close 15-round decision
Large Photograph signed: "Rubin Hurricane Carter". B/w with brown hue, 20x16. Action photo from the 1964 World Middleweight Championship fight between Carter and Joe Giardello. Although Carter has Giardello in the ropes in this photo, Giardello successfully defended his title in a close but unanimous 15-round decision. Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (1937-2014), whose career boxing record was 27-12 (19 KOs) earned a shot at the title with a TKO of former and future champion Emile Griffith in December 1963. After six more fights in 1965, things went abruptly wrong for "Hurricane" Carter. On June 17, 1966, two men and a woman were murdered at a New Jersey bar, and on October 14, 1967, Carter and John Artis were arrested for the murders. These convictions were overturned in 1976, but Carter and Artis were convicted in a retrial that same year. Again, the decisions were appealed, with US District and Circuit Courts tossing out the convictions again on the grounds of prosecutorial misconduct (1985). Carter's story, popularized in a ballad by Bob Dylan in 1975, was the subject of the 1999 film, The Hurricane, starring Denzel Washington. Minor surface creases and smudges (not evident head on). Fine condition.
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