“Whenever I went into the ring then, I felt like the toughest guy in the world. The scowl? I never felt I had it. I didn’t feel anything. Too keyed up. I just wanted to get that guy in front of me: Belt the hell out of him, before he’d belt the hell out of me. No, I didn’t think much then. That’s why I had coordination of mind and body. It was a natural instinct. A fighter shouldn’t think. Just fight. I was good, then. But how many saw those fights? The real fights, the ones where I got a few lousy bucks, the hardest and best fights.”


Topics: Dempsey Speaks!, Heavyweight Champions, Jack Dempsey

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