Tag Archives: Jack Dempsey

David vs. Goliath: Notes and Nuggets from Thomas Hauser

The Biblical battle of David vs. Goliath has endured for thousands of years as an inspiration for underdogs in one-on-one combat. But few people have written of that storied confrontation in a more intriguing fashion than Malcolm Gladwell.

When the Fourth of July was a Big Day for Boxing

We’re going way back, but there was a time when the Fourth of July was a big day for boxing in the U.S. The high water mark, according to BoxRec, was set in 1922 when there were 67 shows spread across 27 states. In that year, the holiday fell on a Tuesday.

Requiem for a Heavyweight: The ‘Fighting Bob’ Martin Story

The boxer — once a promising prospect — is petrified as the world of the prize ring is the only world that he has ever known.

Ernest Hemingway, Boxing, and “Fifty Grand”

Ernest Hemingway referenced boxing from time to time in his writing. But one of his works was devoted entirely to […]

The Four Faces on the Mount Rushmore of Boxing: A New TSS Survey

In this survey we posed a hypothetical question: Suppose that there was going to be a Mount Rushmore of Boxing with the faces of four boxers carved on to a granite mountain

Joshua-Klitschko: A Double Commendation to Kick Off the TSS Award Season

Coming into 2017, boxing had a big problem.
That problem was the year 2016.
It had been a terrible 12-month period that produced no truly historic fights

A New Book on Jack Dempsey is Worth a Look

But certain new arrivals sometimes are promptly moved to the front of the line, which was the case with The Million Dollar Man: Jack Dempsey

“Jess Willard”: A Book Review by Thomas Hauser

Jess Willard’s ring career was defined by two fights: an April 5, 1915, victory over Jack Johnson in Havana, when […]

Fireman Jim Demolishes Jack Dempsey: The Story Behind the Story

Monday, Feb. 13, is the 100th anniversary of one of the most curious fights in the annals of boxing. On […]

Literary Notes: “The Leather Pushers” by H.C. Witwer

BOOK REVIEW BY THOMAS HAUSER — Eight years ago, my good friend Dave Wolf died. Dave was known to boxing […]