Jack Dempsey’s Inspirational Quotes!

Jack Dempsey

William Harrison “Jack” Dempsey was an American professional boxer who reigned as world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926. On June 24, 1895, he was born, and on May 31, 1983, he died. Kid Blackie and The Manassa Mauler were two of his many nicknames.

He was one of the most renowned boxers in the 1920s due to his rough fighting style and unusual punching ability. He was ranked #10 on The Ring magazine’s all-time heavyweight list and #7 on the list of the 100 greatest punchers.

In addition, in 1950, he was voted the best fighter of the previous 50 years. Here are some of his inspirational quotes:

“Nobody owes anybody a living, but everybody is entitled to a chance.”― Jack Dempsey

“You know what a champion is? A champion is someone who’s ready when the gong rings – not just before, not just after – but when it rings.”― Jack Dempsey

“By forgetting the past and by throwing myself into other interests, I forget to worry.”― Jack Dempsey

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.”― Jack Dempsey

“Tall men come down to my height when I hit ’em in the body.”― Jack Dempsey


Jack Dempsey Boxing

“I was a pretty good fighter. But it was the writers who made me great.”― Jack Dempsey

“A champion owes everybody something. He can never payback for all the help he got, for making him an idol.”― Jack Dempsey

“All the time he’s boxing, he’s thinking. All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him.”― Jack Dempsey

“A good fighter usually knows, to within a very few seconds, when a three-minute round is going to end.”― Jack Dempsey

Jack Dempsey vs Tommy Gibbons
Source: Boxing News

“Tell him he can have my title, but I want it back in the morning.”― Jack Dempsey