Classic Dempsey quote (from a Tony Galento article)

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  1. Longhhorn71

    Longhhorn71 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Re:Dempsey:
    " Jack loved to spend time in France. He once told a pal, “Most people think that the most beautiful women in the world are in Hollywood, but they would be wrong. The most beautiful girls in the world are in Paris, and if you are young and heavyweight champion of the world, you can meet such women. And I was young and heavyweight champion of the world.”


    More quality info re: Galento:
    "Tony Galento: The Beer Barrel that Walked Like a Man"
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  2. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails... Full Member

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  3. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Philadelphia Full Member

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    Dempsey was more of a womanizer than generally gets written about lol
     
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  4. louis54

    louis54 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Tough jess Willard on dempsey, " it's hard to admit defeat but dempsey is the hardest puncher i ever met. ". 1919
    Dempsey after willard bout" i told you i would knock him out in the first round and to all intents and purposes , that's what i did. " 1 919
     
  5. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    "A champion is somebody who gets up when he can't!"

    That one always inspired me!
     
  6. Longhhorn71

    Longhhorn71 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Great saying across the board in real life.
     
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  7. Jackomano

    Jackomano Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Since you brought up Galento getting it from Jack I remember Jimmy Carter, who was at Joe Louis-Schmeling 1 telling me about Al Gainer giving Galento a worse beating than Joe Louis would later give him.
     
  8. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails... Full Member

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    Wasn't Dempsey some kind of pimp in his younger years? Or a guard at a brothel?
     
  9. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Philadelphia Full Member

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    I know he worked and I think I read lived in a brothel
    One account said he broke in the new girls but that's where he met his first wife. Pretty weird.
     
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