GALENTO, TONY & JOE JACOBS WIRE PHOTO (1940-PERHAPS LAST PHOTO OF JACOBS)

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Tony Galento was born on March 12, 1910 in Orange, New Jersey. He fought Joe Louis for the World Heavyweight Title on June 28, 1939 but was not victorious. He retired after fighting Herbie Katz on June 1, 1943 with a final record of 75-26-5 with 53 KO's. Joe "Yussel" Jacobs (Born: May 4, 1896; Died: April 24, 1940) Jacobs, who was Jewish, was originally from New York's Hell's Kitchen on the West Side. He broke into boxing when two of his friends, Willie and Dave Astey, asked him to carry their boxing equipment into Madison Square Garden. Once in the arena, Jacobs allegedly found his way into a fighter's corner as a second, thus beginning his career in boxing. Jacobs's stable included: Max Schmeling, Ted Moore, Andre Routis, Tony Galento, Mike McTigue and Frankie Genaro. Offered here is an original wire photo dated April 24, 1940 taken at Galento's Tavern in Orange, New Jersey picturing Galento and Jacobs entertaining friends. A few hours later Joe Jacobs died of a sudden heart attack.
This is an original Associated Press wire photo with their stamp and caption on the back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Crease in lower left corner. No tears. 7" x 9."

Size: 7 x 9

Condition: very good