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Memories of a Heavyweight

Jack Dempsey: 1895-1983 He won the heavyweight championship of the world 64 years ago from Jess Willard and lost it seven years later to Gene Tunney, but right...

Sport: Dempsey v. Fish

Age 36, weight 190, onetime heavyweight Champion Jack Dempsey last week climbed into a Chicago ring opposite Harry Krakow ("Kingfish Levinsky"), 21-year-old...

Television: They Never Come Back

Hope flared last week among viewers who may have longed to see a subject of This Is Your Life poke M.C. Ralph Edwards in the nose that he sticks weekly into a...

Sport: Farewell to a Golden Trio

No one who saw them in their halcyon days would ever forget them: Gene Tunney, the perfectly controlled ring tactician; Bobby Hull, hockey's most explosive...

THE CONGRESS: Hatched by Dempsey

One of the most popular men in Washington is red-faced, white-haired John J. Dempsey, New Mexico's lone Representative in the House. Onetime water boy on a...

Sport: Dempsey

Last week, in Fort Worth, Tex., the ponderous right hand of World's Heavyweight Champion Jack Dempsey described a motion that sportsmen had begun to believe it...

Sport: Prizefighting's Million-Dollar Gates

In appraising a bout, one criterion for many fans and the fight mob alike is the million-dollar gate. In the long history of boxing, there have been only 15 such...

The Press: Back in the Ring

Before Jack ("Doc") Kearns died at 80 last year, he completed the manuscript of his memoirs, the gaudy story of his career as manager and trainer of...

Medicine: Champions

When Jack Dempsey, sunburned, deliberate and scowling, with an old red sweater thrown over his shoulders and a three days' beard on his chin, climbed through the...

Boxing: The Pottawatomie Plowboy

The crowd goes wild. The band breaks into a jubilant, drum-thumping march. The loser, a shave-headed Negro, is led from the ring, while speaking ruefully...

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