Dempsey's Beginnings

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Dempsey's Beginnings - Dempsey'i Beginnings Dempsey, in his Orub...
Dempsey'i Beginnings Dempsey, in his Orub Street days, had terrific turnups with wlid swinging greenhorns like himself. A youngster by the name of Johnny Sudenberg gave the then unknown Dempsey a most turbulent evening. They fought ten rounds, and both were on the floor a flock of times. Another early foeman, Andy Malloy, went 20 rounds with Jack in a free, trading bee. Both of these resulted In a draw. Another, Jack Downey, won a decision over Jack in four rounds. Also, in his second year In the ring. Dempsey came to New York and battled John Lester Johnson, a Negro. Jack was given the decision in ten rounds, but he received two broken ribs. His showing was so disappointing disappointing that Dempsey hustled out of town on the next rattler. Comiskey is being fed something something of a "name fighter" tonight. tonight. He Is engaging Steve Dudas who, a few years ago, was a reasonably tough proposition of the give-and-take give-and-take give-and-take give-and-take give-and-take type. Dudas was slapped over by Max Schmellng In five rounds last year. The folks say he will test Pat tonight, but that remains to be seen. Oddly enough, nobody figures Steve has much chance. The talk Is all about the opponents opponents next In line for Pat Buddy Baer, Abe Simon, etc. Well, Pat's got to get used to tough fights some day, and maybe he'll look Just as good then as he does now. But I'd fancy his chances better if he had emulated Dempsey taken the rough ones from the start.

Clipped from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle15 Dec 1939, FriPage 20

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)15 Dec 1939, FriPage 20
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