Jack Dempsey

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United States prizefighter who was world heavyweight champion (1895-1983)

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Police Minister Jack Dempsey said that the Queensland Police Service would contribute officers to ongoing operations at the outpost.
After regaining the light-heavyweight title, Tunney set his sights on Jack Dempsey and the heavyweight championship, but for three years he had to content himself with defeating two-dozen other fighters.
1895: Jack Dempsey, (right) US world heavyweight boxing champion from 1919 to 1926, was born.
How those glorious names used to shake down the thunder from the sky: Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, Red Grange, Johnny Weissmuller, Bill Tilden, Tommy Hitchcock, Sonja Henie, Charlie Paddock, Bobby Jones, and Paavo Nurmi.
The bronze depicts the triumphant "Mannasa Mauler," Jack Dempsey, being proclaimed victor over Firpo by ring announcer Joe Jeffries.
Old- timers often boast that Jack Dempsey would have beaten Louis, ignoring the fact that Louis held the title for nearly 12 years.
480BC: Birth of Greek playwright Euripides; 1845: First set of baseball rules drawn up by Alexander Joe Cartwright jnr; 1926: Gene Tunney's points victory over Jack Dempsey attracted 120,757 spectators at the Sesquicentennial Stadium, Philadelphia, the largest crowd ever seen at a boxing match; 1939: Death of Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud; 1940: George Cross instituted for civilian acts of courage; 1974: BBC Ceefax launched as the world's first teletext service; 1996: IRA terrorist suspect shot dead by police in West London.
Other honorees over the years have included Jack Dempsey, Dwight Eisenhower, Wayne Gretzky, Bob Hope, Martin Luther King Jr.
One of the most publicized events in American sport history was the September 23, 1926 bout between Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney for the world heavyweight title.
He lost to Jack Dempsey in 1919, made a comeback, but was defeated by Luis Firpo in 1923, then retired.
The Crosby High I saw off the threat of Police thanks to wins for Ryan Jenkins, Jack Dempsey and John Goodall.
Police and Community Safety Minister Jack Dempsey will meet Papua New Guinea s Prime Minister Peter O Neill in Townsville tomorrow to discuss policing operations in PNG.
Jack Dempsey, 23, was in the car moments before the fatal smash.
Sullivan, Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, Barry McGuigan, Freddie Gilroy, Bobby Cassidy, Gerry Cooney and Wayne McCullough.