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.
Jack Dempsey 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
“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
“By forgetting the past and by throwing myself into other interests, I forget to worry.”― Jack
“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
“NUMBER 4 SHOULD HAVE BEEN NUMBER 1. THANKS, HONEY.”― JACK DEMPSEY
“I was a pretty good fighter. But it was the writers who made me great.”― Jack
“A champion owes everybody something. He can never payback for all the help he got, for making him an idol.”― Jack
“All the time he’s boxing, he’s thinking. All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him.”― Jack
“A good fighter usually knows, to within a very few seconds, when a three-minute round is going to end.”― Jack Dempsey
“Tell him he can have my title, but I want it back in the morning.”― Jack