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 photo as champion.
Jack Dempsey has boldly signed this 5" x 8 1/4" photo in black ink. He is pictured with Pancho Villa. He has inscribed it, "To Billy Kindest Regards From Jack Dempsey Aug. 1923." There is some glue along the top and right edges. There is some wear along the edges where the photo was cut (it is mounted on cardboard). Clean, bold signature.