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Jack Dempsey – “The Manassa Mauler” Bombs Jess Willard This Day July 4th to Win the Heavyweight Crown

 

Jack Dempsey – “The Manassa Mauler” Bombs Jess Willard This Day July 4th to Win the Heavyweight Crown

 

  • Jack Dempsey 187
  • Jess Willard 245
  • Bay View Park Arena, Toledo
  • RTD 3
  • referee: Ollie Pecord
  • judges: Anthony Drexel Biddle, Tex Rickard
  • World Heavyweight Title

 

Dempsey-Willard is an important milestone in the history of boxing and symbolizes the essence of the sport. It doesn’t have the social and political significance of Jack Johnson vs. James Jeffries, the rematch between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling or the first encounter between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier but the knockout punching Jack Dempsey brought boxing into the mainstream.

 

 

 

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