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The Dethroned Dempsey – Strength Magazine – January, 1927

Four months after a championship heavyweight fight may strike you as being rather late to discuss the facts of the fight. In a way I agree with you, but if you are willing to consider my side of the argument for a while, I believe you will think that after all four months is not too late. The first few weeks after a fight you do not have a chance in the world to be heard against the daily newspapers which are cram full of opinions, cross opinions, and so forth, about the result of the match. They certainly have the lead, but a couple of months after sees the new champion fully installed and the press more interested in other subjects. Then I get a chance at the bat. That sounds like a wise crack; nevertheless, there is more to it than is immediately seen on the surface.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas