Name: DEMPSEY, JACK TRAINING CAMP WIRE PHOTO (1927 FOR SECOND TUNNEY FIGHT)
History: On September 22, 1927, in Chicago heavyweight champion Gene Tunney defended his title against the man he took it from a year earlier, public favorite Jack Dempsey. There was great attention from the public for this rematch despite Tunney's easy win a year earlier. In round seven of the rematch Dempsey dropped Tunney, but ignored referee Dave Barry's instruction to go to a neutral corner. This afforded Tunney a chance to recover. The fight was forever more known as the "Long Count." Offered here is an original wire date stamped July 12, 1927 depicting Jack Dempsey and his training camp at White Sulphur Springs in upstate New York as he prepared for this historic bout with Gene Tunney.
Full description: This is an original Underwood & Underwood wire photo with their stamp and original caption on the back. Bold, clear image. Mild corner creases. Minor edge wear. Clean front and back. 8" x 10." Magnificent bold, clear image.
Size: 8 x 10
Categories: Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - Dempsey, Jack -
Condition: very good
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