Jack Dempsey

The Heavyweight Bookshelf: Jack Dempsey

The Heavyweight Bookshelf: Jack Dempsey

The Dempsey bibliography mirrors the man's own itinerant ways, in his early life—it's scattered, as he was, to the four winds.

When the Champs Suited Up (and Didn't)

When the Champs Suited Up (and Didn't)

In honor of Veterans Day, some thoughts on the heavyweight champions and military service

Boyle's Thirty Acres: July 2, 1921

Boyle's Thirty Acres: July 2, 1921

Jack Dempsey vs. Georges Carpentier marked the arrival of boxing (and American sports) as commercial and cultural juggernaut.

Dempsey and Kearns

Dempsey and Kearns

Jack (Doc) Kearns was a wily, shifty, ruthless, brilliant, amoral, conniving, and shrewd boxing manager.