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Jack Dempsey boxing memorabilia

Posted on August 25, 2011 by Selby There have been 1 comment(s)

Jack Dempsey boxing memorabilia is rated amongst the most collectable today by boxing enthusiasts

Dempsey (June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983) born in Manassa Colorado made his name as the Manassa  Mauler, having defeated Jess Willard in 1919 in a title fight,  he held his world heavyweight title from 1919-1926, defending the title six times in seven years he was famous for his thrilling knockout wins usually achieved soon after the start of round one. His colourful personality made him popular with both fans and media.

As there is usually an inevitable turnaround in fortune in sport, Dempsey’s arrived unexpectedly when he was defeated by Gene Tunney on September 3rd 1926 in front of a record breaking crowd, the fight became known as the battle of the long count.

Dempsey was given another crack at the title in 1927 when he failed to regain his title in controversial circumstances.

Dempsey retired from professional boxing and moved into the world of exhibition bouts, eventually in 1936 he became the owner of Jack Dempsey’s  Broadway restaurant in New York, which just happened to be situated  across the road from Madison Square garden.

There is always a big demand for Jack Dempsey boxing memorabilia; he will be remembered for his power, skill and agility which made him one of the greatest boxers of all time.

A rare one-off presentation is available which contains a photo of Dempsey in fighting pose and is signed in ink on an album page with a dedication and inscribed "Good Luck".

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1 Response to Jack Dempsey boxing memorabilia

  • Sharleena says:

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    Posted on October 17, 2011 at 4:42 am