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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent For Dempsey Fans Or General Boxing Fans, 19 Aug 2002
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This review is from: Dempsey (Hardcover)
A while back I watched a DVD called "45 Fantastic Fights Of The Century". One of the matches showed a guy called Dempsey totally destroying a much larger boxer to win the heavyweight championship. I became a fan on the spot.
Hence I naturally wanted to read his autobiography. At the risk of stating the obvious, Dempsey led an extremely interesting life - even before his boxing career. The book is full of amazing events which keep you turning the pages. I ended up reading the book from cover to cover in one sitting. In addition to containing a wealth of great stories, the book is expertly written. You can really feel Dempsey's voice coming through. He narrates the events in an honest and often humorous fashion.
This book should appeal to fans of boxing as well, since it chronicles the rise of boxing to the million-dollar sport it is today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dempsey, 23 Dec 2012
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I approached this book with some trepidation being a massive fan of the great Jack Dempsey.
I was relieved to find an insightful and honest account from the man himself.
When you speak to so called boxing fans today very few have actually heard of Dempsey nevermind know anything about him?
This is a great shame as pretty much all of boxings greatest moments happened during the first forty years of the professional gloved era and Dempsey helped carve the history.
Thankfully he was able to provide the account before he died othwerwise it would have been lost.
I already knew of his character but the book allows new readers to appreciate that not only was he a great boxer he was a great man.
Well written and paced, essential reading for any boxing fan today.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent For Dempsey Fans Or General Boxing Fans, 19 Aug 2002
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This review is from: Dempsey: v. 1 (Hardcover)
A while back I watched a DVD called "45 Fantastic Fights Of The Century". One of the matches showed a guy called Dempsey totally destroying a much larger boxer to win the heavyweight championship. I became a fan on the spot.
Hence I naturally wanted to read his autobiography. At the risk of stating the obvious, Dempsey led an extremely interesting life - even before his boxing career. The book is full of amazing events which keep you turning the pages. I ended up reading the book from cover to cover in one sitting. In addition to containing a wealth of great stories, the book is expertly written. You can really feel Dempsey's voice coming through. He narrates the events in an honest and often humorous fashion.
This book should appeal to fans of boxing as well, since it chronicles the rise of boxing to the million-dollar sport it is today.
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