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 pose with fighter Tony Canzoneri which he has boldly signed and inscribed. From the collection of former boxer Vince Handley. This is an original, first generation photo of Root with Tony Canzoneri. Boldly signed in ink, To my Pal Vince Handley with all good wishes to you and yours Jack Root The Old Champ 1-4-5 64." Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Creases in upper right and lower left corners. No tears. Minor corner wear. 8" x 10."