Yvon Durelle

This hymn to perseverance was composed in December 1958 featuring Archie Moore, who already had more than 150 professional fights under his belt, and the Canadian Yvon Durelle, who, although third in the world, seemed to pose no threat in a half-empty hall. However, the Underdog knocked the champion down three times in the first round, before losing by KO in the 10th, making this fight legendary.

Yvon Durelle vs. Archie Moore
80 x 80 cm
Chinese ink and acrylic on rice paper and canvas
Price on request