WILLARD, JESS TRAINING REAL PHOTO POSTCARD 91915-TRAINING FOR JOHNSON)
On April 5, 1915 in Havana, Cuba World Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson fought Jess Willard. Under a grueling sun the two fought for 26 rounds when suddenly the giant Jess Willard stopped the aging Johnson with a hard straight right hand. Johnson later claimed to have thrown the fight, but most ring historians dismiss this claim. The fight was of great note. Offered here is an original, real photo postcard depicting Jess Willard in training for the Johnson fight sparring with his partner Walter Monahan. This is an original, real photo postcard with AZO stamp on back. Unused. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Minor edge wear. 3 1/2" x 5 1/2."