HISTORY: Tommy Burns was born on June 17, 1881 in Chesley, Ontario, Canada. He defeated Marvin Hart on February 23, 1906 to win the World Heavyweight Title. He eventually lost the title to Jack Johnson on December 26, 1908. He retired after losing to Joe Beckett on July 16, 1920 with a final record of 46-5-9 with 37 KO's. Presented here is a signed photo of Tommy Burns.
FULL DESCRIPTION: Tommy Burns has boldly signed this 7 1/2" x 10" photo in blue ink. He has inscribed it, "To Michael LaPorta Worlds Champion Sports Collector Tommy Burns former Worlds Heavyweight Champion." There are several creases throughout the photo and there is a small rip along the top edge.