DEMPSEY, JACK-TOMMY GIBBONS ORIGINAL ANTIQUE PHOTO (1923-JUST BEFORE THE FIGHT)
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 in the ring just before the start of the fight. This is an original, first generation photograph. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Minor edge wear. 4 1/2" x 6 3/4."