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Jack Dempsey and Jess Willard – 100 years on from the most brutal of heavyweight championship triumphs

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04
Jul

Jack Dempsey and Jess Willard – 100 years on from the most brutal of heavyweight championship triumphs

Editor's Note: The following is a segment from a feature entitled 'Notable July 4 fights' that was first published in...

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04
Apr

Jess Willard-Jack Johnson: 100 years later

Today, April 5, 2015, marks the 100th anniversary of the world heavyweight title bout between Jack Johnson and Jess Willard. With an incredible run-up to the bout between two incredible personalities, our resident historian, Lee Groves looks back.

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23
Oct

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Big boy

We marvel at the size of giants Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, who are listed at 6-foot-7 (201cm) and 6-6 (198cm), respectively. Imagine what folks thought of Jess Willard…

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