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 a signed promotional photo of Jack Dempsey. This is an original promotional photo of Jack Dempsey in full, fight pose. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Boldly signed in fountain pen ink, "To John Costello Wishing You the Best of Luck Sincerely Jack Dempsey Manassa Mauler Former Worlds Champion." Mild crease in lower left corner. Some compressions from handling. 8" x 10."