Name: DEMPSEY, JACK WIRE PHOTO (WITH MOTHER OF TEX RICKARD-1930)
History: William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey (June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983), also known as "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", was an American professional boxer, who became a cultural icon of the 1920s. Dempsey held the World Heavyweight Championship from 1919 to 1926, and his aggressive style and exceptional punching power made him one of the most popular boxers in history. Many of his fights set financial and attendance records, including the first million-dollar gate. Listed at #10 on The Ring's list of all-time heavyweights and #7 among its Top 100 Greatest Punchers, in 1950 the Associated Press voted Dempsey as the greatest fighter of the past 50 years. Dempsey is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and was inducted into The Ring magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame in 1951. Offered here is an original wire photo of Jack Dempsey posing with the mother of the late promoter Tex Rickard on July 28, 1930 in Seattle, Washington.
Full description: This is an original Wide World Photos wire photo with stamp and caption on back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Minor edge wear. 8" x 10."
Size: 8 x 10
Categories: Photograph - Dempsey, Jack - Rickard, Tex
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