Jack Dempsey

(1895–1983)

Jack Dempsey

Anecdote...

J. Paul Getty was one of the wealthy men who frequently came to watch Dempsey train. Himself a keen amateur boxer, he asked to be allowed to spar for a round with the champion. Getty put up quite a creditable performance until he made the mistake of saying, “Hit me a little harder, Jack.” Dempsey knocked him out.

Quote-worthy...

A champion is someone who gets up when he cant.

~Jack Dempsey
Biographical Note: 

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Jack Dempsey [William Harrison] was a U.S. boxer, world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926. Nicknamed “The Manassa Mauler,” Dempsey was one of America's first great sports heroes. It was with Jack Dempsey that the Golden Era of Boxing began. His matches brought in more money than anyone in the sport had ever seen before. His five biggest bouts brought in receipts totaling $8,453,319. His savage style captivated the public and made him as popular a figure as Babe Ruth or Red Grange.