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Jack Dempsey

Jack Dempsey (Boxing.  Born, Manassa, CO, June 24, 1894; died, New York, NY, May 31, 1983.)  One of the most celebrated heavyweight champions in boxing history, William Harrison Dempsey also fought less than most champions of his stature, making only six defenses of his title in his more than seven-year reign.  Dempsey won the championship […]

Bill Brennan

Bill Brennan (Boxing.  Born, Chicago, IL, June 23, 1893; died, New York, NY, June 15, 1924.)  One of the most popular heavyweights of his time, William James Brennan was the ring name of William Schenk.  Brennan was Jack Dempsey’s opponent when the reigning heavyweight champion made his only Madison Square Garden appearance Dec. 14, 1920.  Brennan […]

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