Billy Papke was born on September 17, 1886 in Spring Valley, Illinois. During his career he fought Stanley Ketchel, Frank Klaus and Georges Carpentier. On September 7, 1908 in Vernon, California Papke stopped Ketchel in the 12th round to win the middleweight title. He retired with a record of 37-9-5. Papke died in 1936. Offered here is an original, wire photo of Billy Papke milking a cow at his California farm in 1925. This is an original Pacific & Atlantic Photos wire photo with their stamp and caption on the back. Bold, clear image. Small creases in bottom corners. Minor soiling. Minor edge and corner wear. 6 1/2" x 8 1/2."