John L. Sullivan was born on October 15, 1858 in Roxbury, Boston, MA. He is the link between bare knuckles and glove fighting and is considered to be one of the best heavyweights ever. He held the undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Championship for ten years, winning it in 1882 from Paddy Ryan and losing it in 1892 to James J. Corbett. Other notable fighters he fought and defeated included Jake Kilrain, Charlie Mitchell and Dominic McCaffrey. Presented here is a rare antique photo of Sullivan circa 1882. This antique photo measures 6 inches by 9 1/4 inches.The photo is wrinkled throughout.There are small corner creases.The back has paper and glue residue and stamps from Culver Studios, dated circa 1882.The image is vivid.