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    Jack Dempsey(the sparring partners of..)

    Since the Manassa mauler didnt fight all that much as champion,it would be interesting to know whom he sparred with,
    Here is a partial list of some of his sparring partners,
    (source MY VIEW FROM THE CORNER by Angelo Dundee.)

    George Godfrey(main sparring partner)
    Big Bill Tate(for strength)
    Jamaica Kid(for brawling)
    Panama Joe Gans(for speed)

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    Re: Jack Dempsey(the sparring partners of..)

    Interesting how the sparring partners selected to get him in the best possible shape happened to be of color ... truly wonder if any were warned off by Kearns to give good workouts but not let loose , common among every champs training camps ...

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    Re: Jack Dempsey(the sparring partners of..)

    Tommy Loughran for the first Dempsey Tunney fight, did give Dempsey something of a boxing lesson, I seen the sparing footage between the 2, and what Loughran did would be what Tunney would do later in the real fight.

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    When he was younger and coming up ,Jack Dempsey use to be a sparring partner for Carl Morris aka The Sephulcha giant.
    Thats the period when Morris turned to being a dirty fighter .He paid Dempsey 70 cents a day.
    Years later Dempsey would say that Morris was the only fighter in his career that he genuinely hated.

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    Re: Jack Dempsey(the sparring partners of..)

    When and to what extent did Dempsey spar with Sam McVey?

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    Re: Jack Dempsey(the sparring partners of..)

    Dempsey sparred with Jock Malone, Larry Williams, Battling Gahee, Jamaica Kid, Bill Tate, Harry Greb, Panama Joe Gans, Martin Burke, Jack Lavin, Marty Ferrell, Tilly Kid Herman, Farmer Lodge, Terry Keller, Tommy Loughran, George Godfrey, Jack Burke, Bermondsey Billy Wells, One Round Davis, Jack Renault, Ralph Brooks, Sammy Olson, Allentown Joe Gans, Dave Shade, Johnny Saxon, Jack Herman, Larry Gains, Rocky Adams, Roy Williams, Charley Scheerer, Allan Cole, Osk Till, Whitey Allen, Big Boy Peterson, and many many more.

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    Re: Jack Dempsey(the sparring partners of..)

    A couple more; Jimmy Slattery, Clay Turner, Jim Johnson, Jules Rioux, Jack Thompson,Joe Benjamen, Jimmy Roberts, Joe Karp, Jack Bernstein, Billy DeFoe , Frank Powers . There are still many more. Early on he was a sparring partner for Fighting Dick Hyland.
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    Re: Jack Dempsey(the sparring partners of..)

    Harry Greb actually bested Dempsey and Jack Johnson when they'd spar..

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    Re: Jack Dempsey(the sparring partners of..)

    And a certain German fighter.

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    Re: Jack Dempsey(the sparring partners of..)

    I read an article by Loughran regarding Dempsey that was exceptionally interesting and cannot remember where I saw it posted ... the gist was that Dempsey was always pretty nice to him but below the surface Dempsey actually scarred him, radiating some inner fury and it took the eventual sparring sessions between the two to make the fear go away ... anyone know this article ? I'm wondering if it was posted here ...

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