Jack Dempsey

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Noun1.Jack Dempsey - United States prizefighter who was world heavyweight champion (1895-1983)Jack Dempsey - United States prizefighter who was world heavyweight champion (1895-1983)
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Or they might just be honouring one of the all-time greats, Jack Dempsey.
1921: Jack Dempsey defeated Georges Carpentier in Jersey City in the first boxing match to take more than a million dollars at the gate.
* Jack Dempsey is an 8-month-old pug mix that lived with a dog and kids.
In the men's singles semifinals, Jack Dempsey (Crosby High) comfortably disposed of Aaron Beech (Police) in straight games while Ritchie Venner, appearing in the Liverpool closed for the first time, edged out 13-year-old Rhys Davies 16-14 in a fifth game decider.
1926: The largest crowd ever for a boxing match, 120,757, saw Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey's heavyweight clash at Philadelphia's Sesquicentennial Stadium.
A truly riveting and extraordinarily entertaining read from cover to cover, "People of the Sea" reveals author Jack Dempsey as a novelist with a genuine flair for dramatic storytelling and the deft incorporation of historical details into an remarkable narrative.
BORN JACK Dempsey, American boxer, 1895 MICK Fleetwood, UK rock drummer, 1947 LIONEL Messi, Argentine footballer, 1987 above DIED ELI Wallach, American film actor, 2014 David Tomlinson, English actor, 2000, above JACKIE Gleason, US comedian, 1987
1895: Jack Dempsey, US world heavyweight boxing champion from 1919 to 1926, was born.
ANSWERS: 1 Heavy water; 2 Joseph Stalin; 3 Columbus's voyage to America in 1492; 4 Green, white and red; 5 Camille Saint-Saens; 6 The King And I; 7 Jack Dempsey; 8 The liver; 9 Tequila and lemon juice; 10 Hawaii.
When Tunney took on Jack Dempsey for the heavyweight title, Tunney was a huge underdog.