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Jack Dempsey in the ring: June, 1919

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mr7134, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. Mr7134

    Mr7134 Member

    Ripped off another forum.

    I thought that I'd steal it and post it here as well as there may be some posters who might find it interesting.

    The original post contained a download link that has since expired. However the same footage has found its way on to YouTube. I don't know if it's possible to embed video on this forum so I'll just provide the link.

    The footage isn't the best quality and there's no sound but I found it interesting all the same.
  2. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    I wish Jim Murray was still alive to talk about Dempsey.
  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Wow. Cool.
  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    That was pretty cool. You could see him wearing his strategy on his sleeve, staying low-low-low against the much taller Tate. Definitely cool to watch that, then move on to some of the other YouTube videos (Willard, Firpo, and <a href="
    ">that Japanese-subtitled training montage</a>, etc.)
  5. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    That's pretty cool. I love watching old boxing video. My brother put 4 of our great-uncle(Fritzie Zivic)'s fights onto DVD. Unfortunately, we can't find video or even audio of his welterweight championship fight against Henry Armstrong at MSG. The coolest part about that fight was that Sugar Ray Robinson's first pro fight was part of the undercard.
  6. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    I have a real soft spot here. My grandfather worked for Dempsey as what you SNL fans would consider "Theodoric of York, Medieval Barber." He came from Minsk and worked as a barber, which meant he did all kinds of sundry "medical" things, such as patching up cuts, working on bruises and other things of that ilk.

    Worked a couple of Dempsey's early fights. When Dempsey bought a hotel in Los Angeles, he wanted my grandfather to work for him. For whatever reason, he turned it down.

    Regardless, my dad told me that Dempsey always treated him well.
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