DEMPSEY, JACK WIRE PHOTO (1919-SPARRING WITH MARTY BURKE FOR WILLARD FIGHT)
On July 4,1919 on a blazing hot day in Toledo, Ohio Jack Dempsey ushered in a new era in boxing with his devastating victory over Jess Willard, then Heavyweight Champion. As America was at the dawn of the exciting "roaring 20's" it had a new and exciting champion to go with it, Jack Dempsey. The motion picture film of the fight was censored and not shown for twenty years. Offered here is an original wire photo depicting Jack Dempsey and his sparring partner Martin Burke as Dempsey prepared for Jess Willard. This is an original Central News Photo Service wire photo with their stamp and caption on the back. Bold, clear image. Clean with no staining. Not creased. Minor edge wear. 7" x 8 1/2."