In the Ring With Jack Dempsey - Part I: The Making of a Champion

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  1. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    This is very interesting because I always believed this was the only time Fleischer saw Jeffries fight.
    If he wasn't there ,it calls into question how much gravitas should we give to his ranking of Jeffries regarding his all time standing? Personally, I have always doubted he was present at that fight.
     
  2. kolchak65

    kolchak65 New Member Full Member

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    My copy arrived in today's mail. As soon as I finish a novel I'm reading, I'll be diving into it.
     
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  3. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    My copy is arriving next week. I am busily cleaning up all readings and clearing the deck for this one.
     
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  4. louis54

    louis54 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Incredible research and information on young mr jack dempsey !!!
    Mr Pollack performed a miracle
    Those who boxed Dempsey and boxing writers ,and there were many opinions i of both n this book, nearly all thought dempsey was like a stick of dynamite
     
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  5. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Just got the book yesterday. A very quick look indicates that Mr Pollack has brought in a lot of the racial attitudes and acts of
    Dempsey's time, including race riots, photo of a burned up hanged black man, etc. Lots of info on other guys that he fought, some of them very obscure.

    I've authored or co-authored around two dozen published papers of a scientific nature and I truly appreciate the amount of data digging
    he (and Compton) do on their books. Doesn't mean you can't dispute one of their opinions, but you'd better be prepared to defend your position if you do!

    I also learned that Dempsey did in fact fight African American boxers besides the guy who (supposedly but probably didn't) break his ribs.
     
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  6. louis54

    louis54 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    " I might have been have been killed by the punches of that young and strong bull"
    Willard on dempsey 1919
     
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  7. apollack

    apollack Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If Amazon messes with the price of the book, my recommendation is to purchase it from barnesandnoble.com.

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    It should be $39.95 hardcover, $29.95 paperback in the U.S.

    Comparable prices in the U.K. If not, shop around.
     
  8. The Morlocks

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    That's just exactly what my Mama told me.
     
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  9. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I received my copy yesterday and have had a few looks through it and it looks fantastic. It may be a few weeks until I can start a new lengthy book because I like to really focus and enjoy them but I’m really looking forward to reading it.

    The last Dempsey book was the autobiography he put out in the 70s, admittedly have not read any other books dedicated solely to Dempsey, so I’m gonna enjoy this one.
     
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  10. jdempsey85

    jdempsey85 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Pre ordered from amazon on 17th Sep,Now out of stock with no info on if they'll get anymore,Waterstones giving a 3 week estimate
     
  11. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. Full Member

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    Why can't he tell the stories? Nat had access to first hand testimonials, wire reports, and film. The testimonials and film, are all but gone today. Even if he wasn't there, that doesn't mean his report is wrong.
     
  12. apollack

    apollack Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Amazon will eventually get it to you if you have ordered it. A pre-order price is locked in so I would try to stick with that.

    Even if they say out of stock, if you order it they will restock it. It is a big book, and I think they don’t like to keep big books on hand.

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  13. FrankinDallas

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    But has Oprah recommended your book?
     
  14. louis54

    louis54 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Nat Fleischer and dempsey himself wish they had this documentary of dempseys carreer as mr pollack found alot info ration on dempsey not seen since printed over hundred years ago...
    Dempsey became a fistic phenomenon once he became seasoned... Probably the most dangerous man on his feet who ever lived.... As jack dillon said after sparring with him echoing what many other opponents said about dempsey was Dempsey was a fistic freak..
     
  15. apollack

    apollack Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Glad you all are enjoying the book. Please keep me posted re what you think. You all are making my day.
     
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