DEMPSEY, JACK WIRE PHOTO (1919-TRAINING FOR WILLARD)
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. Presented here is an original antique wirephoto of Jack Dempsey training in 1919 for his upcoming championship fight with Jess Willard. It is an International photo. This original antique wirephoto of Jack Dempsey is 8" x 10." The corners are slightly soft and there is some soiling in the photo. No rips or tears.