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. In retirement Jack Dempsey ran a famous restaurant in New York City as well as other enterprises. Presented here is a matchbook to Jack Dempsey's restaurant. This is an original matchbook which pictures Jack Dempsey. Bold color and print. Bold, clear image. Clean. Not creased or torn. 1 1/2" x 4 1/4."