Boxing, Boxing History

Rare Footage of a Young Jack Dempsey

 

Rare Footage of a Young Jack Dempsey

 

William Harrison “Jack” Dempsey was nicknamed Kid Blackie, and The Manassa Mauler. He competed from 1914 to 1927, and reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926.

 

William Harrison “Jack” Dempsey was nicknamed Kid Blackie, and The Manassa Mauler. He competed from 1914 to 1927, and reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926. A cultural icon of the 1920s, Dempsey’s aggressive fighting style and exceptional punching power made him one of the most popular boxers in history. Many of his fights set financial and attendance records, including the first million-dollar gate. He pioneered the live broadcast of sporting events in general, and boxing matches in particular

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