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Defeats didn't dampen Dempsey

Updated: August 11, 2005, 8:27 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

"There was no greater draw in America in sports than Jack Dempsey. He summed up the Golden Age of Sport," says Sports Illustrated writer Bill Nack on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

Jack Dempsey, who was the heavyweight champion of the world from 1919 to 1926, will be profiled

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The twenties were the Golden Age of Sport. In boxing, nobody was more golden -- though not immediately -- than Jack Dempsey. Like Babe Ruth, Red Grange, Bill Tilden and Bobby Jones, Dempsey ...

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