1882-1926 World Heavyweight Boxing Champions Framed Display Signed by (8) with Jack Johnson, John Sullivan, James Corbett, Robert Fitzsimmons (JSA)

  • Lot number 7107845
  • Total bids 45
  • Winning bid $4,537.05
  • Buyer's premium $771.30
  • Total $5,308.35

Frame Measures 64" x 33" x 3" and features cuts that have been hand-signed by Jack Dempsey, John Sullivan, James Corbett, Robert Fitzsimmons, James Jeffries, Tommy Burns, Jack Johnson and Jess Willard. Display also features Photos, Tickets, and a Heavyweight champion belt.

The tickets, photos and belt in the display are replicas.

Jack Dempsey: Jack Dempsey, known as the "Manassa Mauler," was a boxing icon of the Roaring Twenties. With raw power and an aggressive style, he became the Heavyweight Champion of the World in 1919. Dempsey's ferocious knockouts and thrilling fights, including the famous bout against Georges Carpentier, made him a sensation, drawing crowds that had never before seen such boxing spectacle. His legacy endures as a symbol of the excitement and dynamism of early 20th-century boxing.

John L. Sullivan: John L. Sullivan, the "Boston Strong Boy," was the last bare-knuckle Heavyweight Champion and the first gloved boxing champion, reigning from 1882 to 1892. His dominance in the ring, thunderous punches, and brash persona made him the first American sports superstar. Sullivan's legendary slugfest against Jake Kilrain in 1889, fought under the blazing sun for 75 rounds, solidified his place in boxing history, marking an era when courage and brawn were as celebrated as skill.

James Corbett: "Gentleman Jim" Corbett was a pioneer of scientific boxing in the late 19th century. His victory over the legendary John L. Sullivan in 1892 marked a transition from the brawling days of bare-knuckle boxing to a more technical and strategic sport. Corbett's use of footwork, speed, and precise punches revolutionized the sport, and his gentlemanly demeanor outside the ring earned him universal respect, making him a beloved figure in boxing history.

Robert Fitzsimmons: Robert Fitzsimmons, known as the "Ruby Robert," was a heavyweight boxer with a deceptively unassuming appearance but devastating punching power. His incredible ability to absorb punishment and deliver knockout blows made him a force to be reckoned with in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Fitzsimmons' historic victory over James J. Corbett in 1897 and his longevity in the sport showcase his extraordinary skills and resilience.

James Jeffries: James Jeffries, the "Boilermaker," was a dominant heavyweight champion in the early 20th century. His imposing size, strength, and fierce determination made him a formidable opponent. Jeffries' iconic bout against Jack Johnson in 1910, coming out of retirement to defend his title, was a defining moment in boxing history, and his legacy endures as one of the great champions of his era.

Tommy Burns: Tommy Burns was a Canadian-born heavyweight champion who stood just 5 feet 7 inches tall but possessed incredible speed and skill. His willingness to take on all comers, including the much larger Jack Johnson, in the racially charged atmosphere of the early 20th century, demonstrated his bravery and sportsmanship. Burns' legacy lies in his tenacity and his role in promoting international interest in boxing.

Jack Johnson: Jack Johnson, the "Galveston Giant," was the first African American to win the heavyweight championship in 1908. His incredible defensive skills and swagger in and out of the ring challenged racial barriers and broke down societal norms of the time. Johnson's legacy extends beyond boxing; he was a symbol of African American pride and defiance in the face of adversity.

Jess Willard: Jess Willard, the "Pottawatomie Giant," was one of the tallest heavyweight champions in history at 6 feet 6 inches. His remarkable victory over Jack Johnson in 1915 remains one of the sport's defining moments. Willard's stoic determination and formidable size earned him a place among the great heavyweight champions of the early 20th century.

The autographs include an official James Spence Authentication hologram and matching LOA for authenticity purposes.

Authentication: JSA LOA

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