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Fury May Sense He’s Willard and Usyk Is Dempsey

By Scoop Malinowski “History always repeats itself.” Everybody remembers the historic 1919 World Heavyweight Title fight in Toledo, Ohio where Jack Dempsey battered, bloodied and brutalized champ Jess Willard in one of the all time most savage, one-sided slugfests ever witnessed inside a boxing ring. Like Willard, who was 37 ...

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Biofile Randy Gordon Interview

By Scoop Malinowski STATUS: Former Chairman of New York State Athletic Commission; Former Editor-in-Chief of Ring Magazine, Boxing TV analyst and author. FIRST MEMORY OF BOXING: My maternal grandmother used to say, “As quick as Jack Dempsey.” When I was 10, I asked her, “Who is Jack Dempsey?” She told ...

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Al Capone Tried To Fix Dempsey vs. Tunney II

By Scoop Malinowski The book “Dempsey” authored by Jack and his daughter Barbara Piattelli Dempsey is chock full of anecdotes and revelations. One revelation regarding gangster Al Capone particularly stands out. On page 217, Dempsey drops the bombshell that his pal Capone, wanted to influence the outcome of the Dempsey ...

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Biofile: Jack Dempsey Interview

By Scoop Malinowski This Biofile was done on April 15, 1997 in New York City with Jack’s wife Deanna Dempsey. Status:  Former World Heavyweight champion 1919-1926. DOB: June 24, 1895  In:  Manassa, Colorado Childhood Hero:  “John L. Sullivan.” Nicknames:  Kid Blackie, Manassa Mauler (from Damon Runyan), Manassa Jack, The Man ...

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