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William Harrison (Jack) Dempsey, nicknamed Kid Blackie, and The Manassa Mauler, was an American professional boxer who competed from 1914 to 1927, and reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926

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Jack Dempsey versus Georges Carpentier Featured Jack Dempsey Print

Jack Dempsey versus Georges Carpentier

William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey ("The Manassa Mauler") (June 24, 1895 May 31, 1983), American professional boxer and cultural icon of the 1920s. He held the World Heavyweight Championship from 1919 to 1926. Dempsey's aggressive style and exceptional punching power made him one of the most popular boxers in history. Inset picture shows French boxer, who challenged Dempsey to the title in 1921. The Dempsey-Carpentier contest took place on July 2, 1921 at Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City, New Jersey, generating the first million dollar gate in boxing history. A crowd of 91, 000 watched the fight. Though it was deemed "the Fight of the Century" and many people who didn't know much about boxing thought Carpentier had a chance to win, most experts anticipated a one-sided win for Dempsey, and they were right. Date: 1921

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Georges Carpentier, French boxer, (1938). Artist: Unknown Featured Jack Dempsey Print

Georges Carpentier, French boxer, (1938). Artist: Unknown

Georges Carpentier, French boxer, (1938). Carpentier (1894-1975) fought at every weight from welterweight upwards over a career spanning 109 fights, 88 of which he won. He won European titles at middleweight, light-heavyweight and heavweight. In 1920 he went to the United States and knocked out Battling Levitsky to win the World Light-Heavyweight Championship, but the following year was badly beaten before being knocked out by Jack Dempsey in an attempt to win the World Heavyweight title. After retiring he became a vaudeville performer and a film actor. A Churchman's Cigarettes picture card

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Jack Dempsey Works Out Featured Jack Dempsey Print

Jack Dempsey Works Out

Los Angeles, California: c. 1927 Jack Dempsey works out in his yard with, L-R, sprinter Frank Wykoff, Dempsey, sprinter Frank Lombardi, and Olympic giold medal discus champion, Bud Houser. Dempsey is planning a rematch with Gene Tunney

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