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HISTORY

Object Name

Poster

Description

Poster of Barry McGuigan. After competing in the Moscow Olympics in 1980, Barry McGuigan turned professional in 1981 and attracted a huge following. An estimated 20 million television viewers were watching in 1985 when McGuigan became Featherweight Champion of the World after defeating Eusebio Pedroza. Throughout his career McGuigan won 32 of his 35 professional fights. The dedication on this signed poster is to the actor James Ellis.

Materials

paper

Catalogue Number

BELUM.W2018.16.1

Copyright

National Museums Northern Ireland