Regular price $2,250.00

Sam Berger turned professional following the Olympic Games but fought pro for only two years; As a professional fighter, he had good boxing technique but lacked substantial hitting power when pitted against the better professionals His most notable fight was a six-round no decision bout in 1906 against the Light-Heavyweight Champion, "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien; Following his retirement, he worked as a sparring partner for Jim Jeffries during 1909-1910 when Jeffries was training for his comeback against Jack Johnson. Six years after retiring, Jeffries made a comeback on July 4, 1910 at Reno, Nevada. He fought champion Jack Johnson, who had staked his claim to the heavyweight championship by defeating Tommy Burns at Rushcutters Bay in Australia in 1908. Presented here is an original, first generation, antique mounted photo of Berger and Jeffries in 1909 in period dress.
This original, first generation, mounted antique photo of Jeffries and Berger measures 5 inches by 7 inches and is mounted to an original studio mount that measures 8 1/4 inches by 11 inches. Photographer stamp on photo and mount for Otto Sarony Company. The photo is clean with no creases. The cardboard mount shows minor edge and corner wear. On the back of the mount is the name of the boxer Jeffries written in pen. The photograph itself is in great shape. Clean and sharp. The image are vivid. Rare photo taken before the Jack Johnson fight.

Size: 8 1/4 x 11

Condition: excellent