William Harrison “Jack” Dempsey was born OTD in Manassa, CO in 1895. 1 of 13 children born to his Mother, his early life was marked by struggle & deprivation as the family rarely made ends meet. Jack dropped out of school & took any work he could get. He soon turned to fighting in bars & later in the ring. He was known as “Kid Blackie” & “The Manassa Mauler” but took the name Jack Dempsey. His storied career defined the Golden Age of boxing particularly his matches with Gene Tunney. One of the most feared punchers to ever lace up gloves his aggressiveness inside the ring was matched by his kindness outside of it. Jack Dempsey is an icon of the sport! #boxingheads where would you place Dempsey in your all time greats?