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Southampton’s 20th Century Influencers: The Manassa Mauler Jack Dempsey

Southampton’s 20th Century Influencers: The Manassa Mauler Jack Dempsey

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Dec 16, 11:00 AM
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About the Event

Jack Dempsey   was one of America’s first great sports heroes, as famous as Babe Ruth in his   time. Fans loved his aggressive two-fisted fighting style, as he chalked up   53 knockout wins, nine draws and only six losses in his fighting career from   1914 to 1927. Boxing was as popular as it would ever be during his reign as   heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926, and more profitable than ever before;   he was responsible for the sport’s first million-dollar gate. When his career   was over, he remained a cultural icon with exhibition bouts, product   endorsements and film appearances. He is buried in Southampton Cemetery.

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