Sunday, November 29, 2009

1932, Los Angeles: The Hungarians meet Jack Dempsey

The players of Hungary meet the legendary boxer Jack Dempsey during the Los Angeles 1932 Olympics. Jack "Manassa Mauler" Dempsey (June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983) was an American boxer who held the World heavyweight title from 1919 to 1926. Dempsey's aggressive style and punching power made him one of the most popular boxers in history. Many of his fights set financial and attendance records. He is listed #7 on Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.
Source: 'Aranykor' by Dezső Gyarmati and Gergely Csurka; courtesy of Mrs Zsófia Viló