Regular price $135.00

On January 13, 1928 at Madison Square Garden in New York heavyweights Jack Sharkey and Tom Heeney fought in the featured bout. "Jack Sharkey and Tom Heeney fought to a slashing draw last night in a 12 round match that upset the dope and left experts as well as spectators sharply divided in opinion. Apparently believing that Heeney's bull dog aggressiveness had given him the edge, the crowd of 17,000 onlookers set up a chorus of boos and jeers after the decision, but the critics' gallery at the ringside gave a majority opinion in favor of Sharkey. From the 3rd through the 7th round, Heeney kept plugging away with telling effect. He cuffed, wrestled and harried his taller, slightly heavier opponent. Heeney, unable to keep up his gruelling pace, was forced back and made a target for sharp right crosses and stiff lefts to the body in the closing five rounds. Sharkey still found difficulty in locating his mark at times and he was slow afoot, but he outboxed Heeney and landed the sharper blows." -Associated Press. Offered here is an original wire photo which depicts action during the fight.
This is an original ACME Newspictures wire photo with their stamp on back . No caption, but marked on reverse. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased. Minor edge tears with no paper loss. 6" x 8."

Size: 6 x 8

Condition: very good