Frank Moran Vintage Original Press Photo – 1920 – Charles Francis “Frank” Moran (18 March 1887–14 December 1967) A boxer and film actor who fought twice for the Heavyweight Championship of the World, and appeared in over 135 movies in a 25 year film career. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Moran studied dentistry at the University of Pittsburgh where he also played football. He played professional football for the Pittsburgh Lyceums and Akron Pros as a guard and center. While Moran was serving in the U.S. Navy in 1908, he knocked out fighter Fred Cooley in the second round. He began his career as a prize-fighter that same year with a match against Fred Broad. Soon, Moran, who had a hard right hand punch which he called “Mary Ann”, became known as the “White Hope” of the teens. In 1914 he fought Jack Johnson for the Heavyweight Championship of the World, and in 1916 “The Fighting Dentist” went up against Jess Willard for the same title, but lost both bouts. On offer is this fine image of Moran, in training for Jess Willard, on the stationary bike. Excellent condition. It measures 8 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and has the original caption and stamp verso.