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From Kid Blackie to Manassa Mauler

Jack Dempsey, the long-time heavyweight boxing champion, won his title 100 years ago this week. But long before that fight in Toledo, Ohio, Dempsey lived, worked and fought across much of western Colorado.

Kid Blackie

Above is the cover of a book that came out in the 1980s, which provides a detailed history of Dempsey’s time in Colorado. Below is a link to my history column about Jack Dempsey.


bob silbernagel

bob silbernagel

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