Jack Dempsey vs. Jess Willard … and Brief History

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian / dmboxing.com

The Fight – Heavyweight Championship

Date – July 4, 1919

Site – Bay View Park Arena, Toledo, Ohio

Distance – Scheduled for 12 rounds

Knockdowns – Willard down seven times in Round 1

Result – 3rd round stoppage (KO3) as Willard called a halt after Round 3 ended

Attendance – 19,650

Purses – Willard $100,000 and Dempsey $27,500 윈도우 10 무비 메이커 다운로드.

Promoters – Tex Rickard and Frank Flournoy

Known as “Kid Blackie” and “The Manassa Mauler”, Jack Dempsey was certainly one of the greatest heavyweights in the history of boxing 오마이걸 비밀정원 다운로드.

Born William Harrison Dempsey on June 24, 1895 in Manassa, Colorado, he competed from 1914 to 1927 and reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926 with five successful title defenses, against Billy Miske (KO3), Bill Brennan (KO12), Georges Carpentier (KO4), Tommy Gibbons (W15), and Luis Ángel Firpo (KO2), before losing the title to Gene Tunney (L10) 브레이킹 던 part1.  

Dempsey had a total of 75 bouts with 54 wins (44 by knockout), 6 losses, 9 draws, and 6 no-decisions.  He was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1954, the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1980 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990 다운로드.

In the 1920’s Dempsey ranked second only to Babe Ruth among the greatest sports icons in America.  He officially announced his retirement from the ring on March 4, 1928. 

In August of 1975, I visited the Jack Dempsey Museum in Manassa, Colorado.  It certainly was a highlight for me to that point in my younger days and since the beginning of my involvement in boxing that started way back in 1961 다운로드.  Here’s sharing a few of those photos from 1975; please note that the one damaged photo is me posing with the actual gloves Dempsey wore in the Firpo fight on September 14, 1923 캄보디아어 다운로드.

2 thoughts on “Jack Dempsey vs. Jess Willard … and Brief History

  1. actually – museum is birthplace – house – that was moved to a Manassa city park – refurbished into a museum – in honor of one of the greatest heavyweight boxing champions of all time!

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