The heavyweight fight between Jack Dempsey, the Manassa Mauler, and challenger Louis Firpo, the wild bull of the pampas, lasted less than two full rounds. Dempsey knocked Firpo down ten times, and Firpo at one point knocked Dempsey out of the ring.
The fight took place at the Polo Grounds in New York City. Ringside seats went for a paltry $27.50. What a bargain!
The great heavyweight fighter, Jack Dempsey, was training in Saratoga Springs for his bout with Jack Sharkey in 1927, when there was a murder-suicide in Schenectady. It turned out that Dempsey’s brother John, who had been estranged from his wife, paid her a visit at 847 Emmitt Street on Hamilton Hill, shot her, then turned the gun on himself. Continue reading Jack Dempsey Comes to Schenectady