DEMPSEY, JACK TRAINING CAMP WIRE PHOTO (SWIMMING WITH DEFOREST)
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. Offered here is an original wire photo of Jack Dempsey at his training camp in the early 1920's shown at the beach with trainer Jimmy DeForest. This is an original wire photo. It has been mounted to heavy stock paper, likely from being in an album. Bold, clear image. Clean. Corner borders are clipped, likely from mounting. No creases. Terrific image. 6 1/2" x 8 1/2."