Jack Root was born on May 26, 1876 in Austria. He defeated Kid McCoy on April 22, 1903 to win the World Light Heavyweight Title. He later fought Marvin Har on July 3, 1905 for the World Heavyweight Title but was defeated. He retired after defeating Fred Russell on February 26, 1906 with a final record of 46-3-4 with 2 no contests and 26 KO's. Presented here is an original, first generation, antique photograph depicting Root landing a left to the heart in a sparring pose. This is an original, first generation photo. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Crease in upper right corner area. Edge wear. 6" x 8."