Name: BRENNAN, BILL ORIGINAL WIRE PHOTO (1920)
History: Bill Brennan (June 23, 1893 – June 15, 1924) was an American boxer who fought and lost to World Heavy Weight Champion Jack Dempsey twice. He first began fighting under the name Bill Shanks and knocked out 11 of his first 12 opponents. On June 15, 1924 Brennan was shot to death by two "street thugs" in New York According to Jack Dempsey, Brennan had opened a speakeasy, and some men informed Brennan that he was buying the wrong mob's beer. Brennan is said to have forcibly ejected these men. But on the night of June 15th, he was summoned outside by another man he did not know where a gunman was waiting who then pulled his gun and shot Brennan. He was survived by a wife and one child. Offered here is an original wire photo of Bill Brennan in training in Chicago prior to his second fight with Jack Dempsey.
Full description: This is an original Keystone View Company wire photo with their stamp and original caption on the reverse. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. No creases or tears. Minor edge and corner wear. 6" x 8."
Size: 6 x 8
Categories: Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - Heavyweight Contenders -
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