Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Today was the birthday of one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all time, William Harrison Dempsey better known as Jack Dempsey, he was born at the turn of the century June 24, 1895.
The west was still wild when he started to fight at the age of 15 against bigger and older opponents.
Between 1919 and 1926 Dempsey reigned as the heavyweight boxing champion of the world.
He could knock you out with either hand and was not ashamed to be called a slugger, men feared getting in the ring with him.
Above are a few quotes and pictures of the champ, enjoy.
And happy birthday champ.