SHARKEY, JACK WIRE PHOTO (1930BEFORE SCHMELING FIGHT)
On June 12, 1930 at Yankee Stadium in New York Max Schmeling and Jack Sharkey fought for the vacant heavyweight title. Schmeling was awarded the win and the title on a foul by Sharkey in the fourth round. Sharkey had won the first three rounds, but lost his title bid on a low blow. Offered here is an original wire photo depicting Sharkey the day before the fight with Schmeling at the Polo Grounds in New York to watch the Giants-Pirates game. Here he converses with Giant catcher Shanty Hogan before the game. This is an original International News Photos wire photo with their stamp and caption on the back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. 6" x 8."