Dempsey and the Wild Bull

Subtitle:
The Four Minute Fight of the Century
By:
John Jarrett
Price:
£12.99
Out:
ISBN:
9781785310317
Format:
Paperback
Size:
216 x 138
Pages:
256

Description

They still call it the most sensational fight ever for the world heavyweight championship, between champion Jack Dempsey and his hammer-fisted Argentine challenger, Luis Angel Firpo. Back in the Roaring Twenties, 85,000 packed into New York's Polo Grounds to see all three minutes fifty-seven seconds of it. Nobody asked for their money back.

About the author

John Jarrett is the author of six books, including Toy Bulldog: The Fighting Life and Times of Mickey Walker; Dynamite Gloves on boxing’s big punchers; and Gene Tunney, the Golden Guy who Licked Jack Dempsey Twice. John has been a boxing writer for 50 years, and has been Northern Area Secretary for the British Boxing Board of Control since 1977.