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. Presented here is an original wirephoto of Jack Dempsey driving the first stake for the building of the ring in Yankee Stadium for the Schmeling-Baer fight. This original wirephoto of Jack Dempsey is 6 1/2" x 8 1/2." There are small creases in the upper left side and in the upper right corner. Clean image with no rips or tears.