JOHNSON, JACK-JESS WILLARD ORIGINAL LARGE FORMAT PHOTO (1915)
On April 5, 1915 in Havana, Cuba World Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson fought Jess Willard. Under a grueling sun the two fought for 26 rounds when suddenly the giant Jess Willard stopped the aging Johnson with a hard straight right hand. Johnson later claimed to have thrown the fight, but most ring historians dismiss this claim. The fight was of great note. Offered here is an original, first generation, large format photograph which depicts the two in action during the fight. This is an original, first generation, mounted, large format photo. Not creased or torn. Clean. Minor edge wear. 10 1/2" x 13." Rare, especially in this size.