Johnny Wilson was born in New York on March 23, 1893. He began hi sprofessional boxing career on December 1, 1911 with a second round knockout of George Cunningham. On March 17, 1921 at madison Square Garden in New York he won a 15 round split decision over Mike O'Dowd to win the middleweight title. In his career he fought harry Greb, Maxie Rosenbloom and Tommy Loughran. Wilson retired in 1926 with a final record of 66-20-2. Offered here is an original, first generation wire photo of Johnny Wilson in fight pose circa 1922. This is an original antique, first generation photo stamped on the back by FOTOGRAMS of New York. Bold, clear image. Not creased or torn. Clean front and back. 5 1/2" x 7 1/2."