William Harrison Dempsey | Mormon Boxers

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Though by his own admission he ‘wasn’t a very faithful Mormon’, William ‘Jack’ Dempsey was nonetheless one of the most successful and famous Mormon boxers who was known for his sportsmanship as well as his talent in the boxing ring With the nickname of the Manassa Mauler, he had already won close to 100 bouts before his mid-twenties and went on to become the heavyweight champion. He passed away in 1983.

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