Jack Dempsey

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Biography

Jack Dempsey was born on June 24, 1895 in Manassa, Colorado. Jacks birth name was William Harrison Dempsey and his parents were Hyrum and Celia Dempsey. When Jack was in 8th grade he dropped out of school and had a full time job working at a sugar refinery and polishing shoes. When Jack was 17 he started to turn into a skilled boxer and then started boxing for money. Jack Dempsey probably liked the fact that people in the 1920's started watching sports because they would be more involved and he would make more money from a fight. One thing he would not of liked is the fact the KKK formed at this time and it could of divided the crowd and ruin fights for him. When Jack Dempsey got his world heavy weight champion title he beat a man named Jess Willer who was 6"6 and weighed 245 pounds when Jack Dempsey was only 6"1 187 pounds. His nickname in the ring was the :Manassa Mauler" because of how aggressive he would be in the ring. The impact Jack Dempsey made on the 1920's was when he held the world heavy weight champion for 6 years straight and had gotten the title by beating a man that was way bigger then him and everybody thought it would of been impossible for him to win.

Jack Dempsey pictures

Video

Jack Dempsey vs Jess Willard - 1st Round TKO

Question from video

What is the name of Jack Dempsey's oppenent he has to fight in the video?