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 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 a photograph of Jack Root in fight pose which he has boldly signed and inscribed. From the collection of former boxer Vince Handley. This is a second generation photograph of Root in fight pose as he looked at the height of his career. Boldly signed in ink across top border, "To my Pal Vince Handley From the Old Champ Jack Root 1-4-63." Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Tiny creases in upper and lower right corners. 8" x 10." Scarce signed photo of this early champion which he signed five months before his death.