Jess Willard 1905 Rare Type I Original George Grantham Bain Boxing Photo. For Sale
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Jess Willard 1905 Rare Type I Original George Grantham Bain Boxing Photo.:
Up for sale is this rare 1910 originalGeorge Grantham BainType 1photo of Jess Willard.
Jess Willard (December 29, 1881 December 15 1968)
was aworld heavyweight boxing championknown as the Pottawatomie Giantwho knocked outJack Johnsonin April 1915 for the heavyweight title. He was known for his great strength and ability to absorb tremendous punishment, although today he is also known for his title loss toJack Dempsey.
Willard held the championship for more than four years. Today his reign is considered the 11th longest in the heavyweight division. He lost the title toJack Dempseyin 1919 in one of the most severe beatings ever in a championship bout. Willard was knocked down for the first time in his career during the first round and another six times before the round was over; some reports claim that he suffered broken ribs, shattered jaw, broken nose, four missing teeth, partial hearing loss in one ear along with numerous cuts and contusions,but these reports are highly disputable. Jess fought for two more rounds before retiring on his stool because of the injuries he received in the first round, relinquishing the title.
The size of the photo is 5 x 4
A George Grantham Bain original photo.
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