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Shelby, Montana Locals Breathe Life into Dempsey-Gibbons

by on May.06, 2012, under Boxing News

By Randy Bath

Jack Dempsey (right) attacks Tommy Gibbons (photo courtesy of Boxrec.com).

Jack Dempsey (right) attacks Tommy Gibbons (photo courtesy of Boxrec.com).

Last week I was on a hunting trip to Great Falls Montana. I looked at a map and decided it would only be about 200 miles out of my way to come home through Shelby. I had heard their was a small museum in Shelby with a section dedicated to the Jack Dempsey versus Tommy Gibbons fight that took place there on July 4th, 1923.

I had the address of the museum when I rolled into town. I wasn’t worried too much about finding it because it is on first street and Shelby has a population that I would guess is less than 3,000 people. Imagine my dissapointment when after about 10 minutes I found the museum and it was closed. (continue reading…)

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Dempsey-Firpo Revisited

by on Sep.13, 2009, under Boxing News

Referee Johnny Gallagher suffers angst, goes into Tailspin following epic battle

 

By Pete Ehrmann

  

Eighty-six years ago this September 14, two of the principals in what is still regarded as the wildest and woolliest heavyweight championship fight in boxing history went flying out of the ring, one for about nine seconds (or was it 18?), the other for the rest of his life.

 

The first was champion Jack Dempsey, who was punched onto the press row by challenger Luis Angel Firpo in the first round in front of a disbelieving crowd of 85,000 at the Polo Grounds in New York City. Dempsey had already gone down briefly at the beginning of the round, and then floored the Argentine fighter seven times before a Firpo right hand sent him over the ropes and onto a bank of typewriters. Dempsey was pushed back into the ring by reporters, survived the round, and then knocked Firpo out 57 seconds into the second round. (continue reading…)

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Jack Sharkey: Read him and weep

by on May.06, 2009, under Guest Columnists

jacksharkeyBy Mike Casey

It was October 12, 1931, at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn and the real Jack Sharkey was standing up. Curbing his often volcanic temperament as best he could, Jack was confidently firing punches through the chill air and showing 30,000 shivering spectators his enviable talent as he set about exploding the myth that a 262lb giant called Primo Carnera was invincible. Then Sharkey almost blew it. (continue reading…)

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