: 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 announced his retirement in February of 1928 with a final record of 64-6-9 with 49 KO's.After his fighting days Dempsey served a a Boxing referee and later opened a restaurant in New York city. Presented here is a studio photo of Dempsey as a referee. This photo measures 8 inches by 10 inches.The photo has minor edge and corner wear,no creases.The back is blank.The photo has some curling to it.The image is vivid.