The Fourth of July: a date that once upon a time ago meant a huge boxing match; a “Fight of the Century.” This was back … read more “The Dempsey – Willard Fight: July 4th, 1919”
It was the very first million-dollar gate. It was the historic Jack Dempsey-Georges Carpentier fight: July 2, 1921. The first world title fight to be … read more “100 Years Ago: Dempsey Vs. Carpentier – The First Million Dollar Gate”
In January Of 1951, Jack Dempsey Received The Distinction
Back in January of 1951, the Associated Press conducted a poll of sportswriters to name the … read more “Who Was The Greatest Fighter From 1900 To 1950?”
11 knockdowns. The defending heavyweight champion of the world knocked clean through the ropes. 80,000 screaming fans in attendance. The fight immortalized by a painting … read more “September 14, 1923 – The Savage Dempsey Vs. Firpo War”
July 27, 1918. Harrison, New Jersey. Jack Dempsey Vs. Fred Fulton.
The fight lasted all of:18 seconds.
Dempsey and Fulton, two big punchers, met in … read more “The Jack Dempsey-Fred Fulton Fight: A Stunning Display Of Punching Prowess From A Future Heavyweight King”
Today is the Fourth of July, Independence Day, a huge celebration in America. But there is no big fight today, or tonight – and this … read more “When The Fourth Of July Meant A Heavyweight Super-Fight”
One of the true fistic greats, William Harrison Dempsey, better known as Jack Dempsey, was born 125 years ago today in Manassa. A beloved fighter, … read more “125 Years Ago – The Great Jack Dempsey Is Born In Manassa”