DEMPSEY, JACK & SAILOR BURKE SPARRING WIRE PHOTO (1919-PREPARING FOR WILLARD)
On July 4,1919 on a blazing hot day in Toledo, Ohio Jack Dempsey ushered in a new era in boxing with his devastating victory over Jess Willard, then Heavyweight Champion. As America was at the dawn of the exciting "roaring 20's" it had a new and exciting champion to go with it, Jack Dempsey. Offered here is an original wire depicting Jack Dempsey sparring with Sailor Burke as he prepared for Willard. This classic photo is immortalized in Rex Lardner's book, The Legendary Champions. This is an original wire photo with wire service stamp on back. No caption. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Minor corner wear. 7 1/2" x 8." One of the nicest action photos of Jack Dempsey we have offered.