DEMPSEY, JACK-TOMMY GIBBONS ORIGINAL ANTIQUE PHOTO (1923-JUST BEFORE FIGHT BEGAN)
Jack Dempsey fought Tom Gibbons on July 4, 1923. Dempsey won by decision after 15 rounds to successfully defend his World Heavyweight Title. The fight was held in Shelby, Montana and nearly bankrupted the town. It was forever more known as the "Rape Of Shelby." Offered here is an original, first generation photograph depicting the two fighters meeting at the center of the ring just before the opening bell. This is an original, first generation photograph. Printed on heavy stock. Very mild creases at top right corner and lower left corner. Minor edge and corner wear. Bold, clear image. Some spotting along top border. 8" x 10."