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date: 26 August 2019

Dempsey, Jack (William Harrison) 

Source:
A Dictionary of Sports Studies
Author(s):

Alan Tomlinson

(1895–1983)A US boxer who held the world heavyweight title from 1919 to 1926. Five of his fights generated revenues of more than one million dollars. Dempsey had come to professional boxing from the bar-room and dance-hall circuit, and his aggressive style gained him the nickname ‘The Manassa Mauler’. His successful defence against French fighter ... ...

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