DEMPSEY, JACK WIRE PHOTO (1930-WITH MOTHER OF TEX RICKARD)
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 wire photo of Jack Dempsey posing with the mother of Tex Rickard. Taken in 1929. This original antique photo of Jack Dempsey is 8" x 10 1/4." The photo has been torn in the lower right side and along the bottom edge. There are two tears along the left side. There are creases in the upper right side. The image is clean.