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Jack Dempsey (William Harrison Dempsey)

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Biography

Manassa, Colorado, USA
Jack Dempsey's life story could have been a Hollywood script. Born to a dirt-poor farming family, young Dempsey took up boxing with his older brother. Turning professional under the name Kid Blackie, Dempsey fought in saloons, coal-mining towns, back allies, lumberjack camps, and numerous hick and tank towns around the United States. Pocessing speed, toughness, and one-punch knockout power, Dempsey quickly started racking up a series of knockouts. Defeats to "Fireman" Jim Flynn, Willie Meehan, and Jack Downey, kept Dempsey in the minor circuit. It wasn't until he met manager Jack "Doc" Hearns did Dempsey's career take off. Read more...

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The Great American Broadcast 1941

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The Tonight Show 1962

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Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Tyson 2008

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The Fight 2005

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