http://www.marketwatch.com/, January 13, 2017
William Harrison “Jack” Dempsey
(June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983), nicknamed “Kid Blackie” and “The Manassa Mauler”, was an American professional boxer
who competed from 1914 to 1927, and reigned as the world heavyweight
champion from 1919 to 1926. A cultural icon of the 1920s,
Dempsey’s aggressive fighting style and exceptional punching power made him one of the most popular boxers in history.
Many of his fights set financial and attendance records, including the first million-dollar gate. Dempsey is listed at number ten on The Ring magazine
‘s list of all-time heavyweights and seventh among its Top 100 Greatest Punchers, while in 1950 the Associated Press
voted him as the greatest fighter of the past 50 years.
He is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame
, and was inducted into The Ring’s Boxing Hall of Fame in 1951.
Title fight and controversy
On July 4, 1919, Dempsey and World Heavyweight
Champion Jess Willard met at Toledo
for the world title. Pro lightweight fighter Benny Leonard
predicted a victory for the 6’1″, 187 pound Dempsey even though Willard, known as the “Pottawatamie Giant”, was 6’6½” tall and 245 pounds. Ultimately, Willard was knocked down seven times by Dempsey in the first round.
About Me. This coming Sunday, January 15, 2017, I’m I’m not going to the Mormon church’s Park Slope Ward on Court Street in Carroll Gardens, here in Brooklyn. I’m going to the Mormon church Harlem Ward, on Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem. I have to go. Some of federal agents who’re pretending to be Jehovah’s Witness are expecting me to go (before I go to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on 129th Street). But what if some of the Mormon federal agents there at the Mormon Church in Harlem bar me from entering? In that case, I will not be held responsible. I would have done what I was supposed to do. I am not responsible for what anyone else does. And I am most definitely not responsible if I am delayed in posting information here at my website because Mormon computer gremlins illegally prevent me from accessing the Internet.
Dallin, tomorrow (or tonight if the ban on me accessing the internet at YWCA Brooklyn has been lifted) I’m going to see if there are any news articles about my brothers who were beheaded in the Philippines, and I will post what I find, to your attention.