DEMPSEY, JACK ORIGINAL PHOTO (1922-DEPARTING FOR EUROPE)
JO Sports Inc.
Regular price $185.00
HISTORY: Jack Dempsey was born on June 24, 1895 in Manassa, Colorado. He defeated Jess Willard on July 4, 1919 to win the World Heavyweight Title and held the title until September 23, 1926 when he lost to Gene Tunney. Dempsey posted victories in his career over Fred Fulton, Billy Miske, Georges Carpentier, Luis Firpo and Tommy Gibbons. Dempsey announced his retirement in February of 1928 with a final record of 64-6-9 with 49 KO's. Dempsey opened a famous restaurant in New York on Broadway during his retirement. Offered here is an original, first generation photograph of Jack Dempsey saying goodbye to America for awhile as he departed on a trip to Europe. His manager Jack Kearns looks on. Dated April 13, 1922.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, first generation photograph with photographer stamp and date stamp on back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Minor edge wear. 7" x 9 1/2." Rare photograph as world heavyweight champion.
Size: 7" x 9 1/2"