Jake Kilrain (1859-1937)

Jake Kilrain was born John Joseph Killion. Jake was a bouncy, durable fighter with a solid punch and great stamina. He was recognized by Richard K. Fox (of the Police Gazette) as the Heavyweight Champion of the World in 1887. He is shown here in his boxing stance in a cabinet card photograph by J. Wood of 208 Bowery in New York City.

Date:
1885 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Cabinet Card
Item#:
MES15433
Photographer:
John Wood
Height:
2414px
Width:
1129px
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