Jack Dempsey Autograph

SKU: 8010084

Sale priceQAR 707,20


Signed glossy photograph, shows Jack Dempsey as boxer (next to Max Baer and Primo Canera), 7,25 x 10 inch, signed in black felt tip "lot of luck - Jack Dempsey", with mild signs of wear - in fine to very fine condition.

Further Information on the person

(1895-1983) American professional boxer and cultural icon of the 1920s

Year of Birth: 1895

Biography (AI generated)

Jack Dempsey, born as William Harrison Dempsey on June 24, 1895, in Manassa, Colorado, was an American professional boxer in the heavyweight division. He gained prominence in the 1920s as one of the most popular and successful boxers of his time.

Dempsey began his boxing career in 1914, fighting under the name "Kid Blackie," and quickly made a name for himself with his powerful punches and aggressive fighting style. His first major milestone came in 1919 when he won the World Heavyweight Championship title by defeating Jess Willard in a brutal bout that lasted 26 rounds.

Known for his exceptional punching power and lightning-fast hand speed, Dempsey became a crowd favorite. His fights were often packed with spectators who wanted to witness his knockout prowess. One of his most famous matches took place in 1921 against Georges Carpentier, where he successfully defended his title and became the first person to generate over a million dollars in gate receipts.

Dempsey's career came to an end in 1927 after losing the heavyweight championship title to Gene Tunney. Despite a rematch in 1927, Dempsey failed to reclaim the title and decided to retire from professional boxing. He ended his career with an impressive record of 64 wins, 6 losses, 9 draws, and 49 knockouts.

Following his retirement, Dempsey transitioned into a successful businessman, opening a popular restaurant and becoming a celebrity spokesman. He also appeared in several films and even wrote an autobiography, "Dempsey: By the Man Himself."

Jack Dempsey's impact on the world of boxing remains undeniable. His aggressive fighting style and powerful punches made him a fan favorite during his time, and he is still remembered as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time.

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