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THE TRUE STORY OF THE MANASSA MAULER
He started out as a mine mucker and digger in construction camps. He fought anybody, anywhere. He got $2.50 for his first “regular” match. He was a hungry, penniless kid. Then almost overnight he was champion of the world and a millionaire and the idol of the nation.
IT’S ALL HERE—THE WHOLE THRILLING TRUTH!
...the amazing story of the massacre of Giant Jess Willard, who was supposed to beat Dempsey to a pulp but who couldn’t come out for the fourth round——
...the thrilling details of the night the champ took on three men in Montreal, and knocked each one cold in the first round——
...how he came back to KO Firpo after Firpo smashed him clear out of the ring.
He had speed and cunning and could hit like a pile driver. He was really the super fighter of the ring!
HERE IS THE CHAMP...
...beating up the bullies in western mining camps when he was just a kid
...knocking down 250-pound Jess Willard seven times in one round to go on to win the heavyweight crown
...whipping Georges Carpentier of France in their spectacular million dollar Battle of the Century
...getting punched clear out of the ring in his battle with Luis Firpo, then coming back to win
...putting Gene Tunney on the canvas for the “long count” of 14 seconds.
NAT FLEISCHER, editor of The Ring, tells you everything you’ve always wanted to know about the kid who rose from rags to become the world’s heavyweight boxing champion and the favorite of millions.
This edition, which was first published in 1949, includes the complete text of the Revised Edition published in 1936, as well as special material added to round out the exciting story of Jack Dempsey.