On July 4,1919 Jack Dempsey would fight Jess Willard for the Heavyweight Title. In a brutal fight, Willard would be knocked down several times. Dempsey would win the bout by TKO in 3 rounds. Presented here is an original wire photo of Jack Dempsey taken on June 26, 1919 at his training camp snacking on some watermelon, about a week before this historic fight. This is an original wire photo with date stamp on the back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Light, small crease in lower left corner. Corner wear. No tears. 7" x 10 1/2." Rare pre Willard photo.