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Jack Dempsey Record

Total Fights73
Title Wins1
Title Defenses5
Title-Fight KOs4
KO Wins43
KO Losses1
Jack Dempsey Record & Stats
Jack Dempsey's Record
Jack Dempsey's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Jack Dempsey's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 12 years and 10 months, Jack Dempsey fought 73 times with 58 wins, 6 losses, and 9 draws.

      Dempsey retired from professional boxing with a record of 58-6-9, which included one world-championship elevation, one world-title win, and five successful title defense fights at the heavyweight weight division. He had a 58.9% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 43 of his total 73 fights being knockout wins, four of which were in title fights. The only knockout loss in Dempsey's career was a 1st round KO loss to Fireman Jim Flynn, which was not a world title fight.

      His last fight was a 10-round unanimous decision defeat to Gene Tunney on September 22, 1927. Dempsey was fighting for the heavyweight NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring titles.

      Some of Dempsey's best fights and notable victories include wins over six Hall-of-Famers (Jack Sharkey, Tommy Gibbons, Georges Carpentier, Billy Miske, Jess Willard, and Battling Levinsky), Luis Angel Firpo, Bill Brennan, Fred Fulton, Tom McCarty, and Fred Saddy.

      73Sep 22, 192732Gene TunneyLoss *UD
      72Jul 21, 192732Jack SharkeyWinKO7
      71Sep 23, 192631Gene TunneyLoss *UD
      70Sep 14, 192328Luis Angel FirpoWin *KO2
      69Jul 4, 192328Tommy GibbonsWin *PTS
      68Jul 2, 192126Georges CarpentierWin *KO4
      67Dec 14, 192025Bill BrennanWin *KO12
      66Sep 6, 192025Billy MiskeWin *KO3
      65Jul 4, 191924Jess WillardWinRTD3
      64Dec 30, 191823Gunboat SmithWinKO2
      63Dec 16, 191823Carl MorrisWinKO1
      62Nov 28, 191823Billy MiskeWinNWS
      61Nov 18, 191823Porky Dan FlynnWinKO1
      60Nov 6, 191823Battling LevinskyWinKO3
      59Sep 14, 191823Jack MoranWinKO1
      58Sep 13, 191823Willie MeehanLossPTS
      57Aug 24, 191823Terry KellarWinTKO5
      56Jul 27, 191823Fred FultonWinKO1
      55Jul 6, 191823Porky Dan FlynnWinKO1
      54Jul 4, 191823Bob DevereWinKO1
      53Jul 1, 191823Tom McCartyWinKO1
      52May 29, 191822Arthur PelkeyWinKO1
      51May 22, 191822Dan KetchellWinKO2
      50May 3, 191822Billy MiskeWinNWS
      49Mar 25, 191822Tom RileyWinKO1
      48Mar 16, 191822Fred SaddyWinKO1
      47Feb 25, 191822Bill BrennanWinTKO6
      46Feb 14, 191822Fireman Jim FlynnWinKO1
      45Feb 4, 191822Carl MorrisWinDQ
      44Jan 24, 191822Homer SmithWinKO1
      43Nov 2, 191722Carl MorrisWinPTS
      42Oct 2, 191722Gunboat SmithWinPTS
      41Sep 26, 191722Bob McAllisterWinPTS
      40Sep 19, 191722Charlie MillerWinTKO1
      39Sep 7, 191722Willie MeehanDrawPTS
      38Aug 10, 191722Willie MeehanDrawPTS
      37Jul 25, 191722Willie MeehanWinPTS
      36Apr 11, 191721Al NortonDrawPTS
      35Mar 28, 191721Willie MeehanLossPTS
      34Mar 21, 191721Al NortonDrawPTS
      33Feb 13, 191721Fireman Jim FlynnLossKO1
      32Nov 29, 191621Young HectorWinKO2
      31Oct 16, 191621Dick GilbertWinPTS
      30Oct 7, 191621Terry KellarWinPTS
      29Sep 28, 191621Young HectorWinRTD3
      28Jul 14, 191621John Lester JohnsonDrawNWS
      27Jul 8, 191621Bert KennyWinNWS
      26Jun 24, 191621Andre AndersonWinNWS
      25May 30, 191620Bob YorkWinKO4
      24May 17, 191620Dan KetchellWinTKO3
      23May 3, 191620Terry KellarWinPTS
      22Apr 8, 191620Joe BondsWinPTS
      21Mar 17, 191620George ChristianWinKO1
      20Mar 9, 191620Cyril KohenWinKO4
      19Feb 23, 191620Boston BearcatWinKO1
      18Feb 21, 191620Jack DowneyWinKO2
      17Feb 5, 191620Swede JohnsonWinKO1
      16Dec 20, 191520Jack GillianWinTKO1
      15Dec 13, 191520Jack DowneyDrawPTS
      14Nov 19, 191520George CoplenWinKO6
      13Oct 23, 191520Andy MalloyWinKO3
      12Oct 7, 191520Andy MalloyWinNWS
      11Sep 23, 191520Fred WoodsWinKO4
      10Jun 11, 191519Johnny SudenbergDrawPTS
      9May 31, 191519Johnny SudenbergDrawPTS
      8Apr 26, 191519Emmanuel CampbellWinTKO4
      7Apr 5, 191519Jack DowneyLossPTS
      6Apr 1, 191519Chief GordonWinKO6
      5Mar 3, 191519John PiersonWinKO7
      4Feb 26, 191519LaVerne CollierDrawPTS
      3Feb 2, 191519Joe LyonsWinKO9
      2Nov 30, 191419Billy MurphyWinKO1
      1Nov 2, 191419Young HancockWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Jack Dempsey (Manassa Mauler) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Manassa, Colorado, USA on June 24, 1895. He was a heavyweight world champion. He died on May 31, 1983 at the age of 87 years. Dempsey was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1992. His professional boxing career spanned more than 12 years — from 1914 to 1927.

      Dempsey made his professional boxing debut against Young Hancock at the age of 19 on November 2, 1914, defeating Hancock via 1st round KO. He went on to win 2 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 2 wins via stoppage.

      He got elevated as the heavyweight world NYSAC champion at the age of 25 after 65 professional fights, and had his first title defense fight against Billy Miske on September 6, 1920, and won via 3rd round KO.

      Jack Dempsey was a one-time unified heavyweight world champion. He was elevated as world champion once. For all the details about Dempsey's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Dempsey had a total of six losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was on September 22, 1927 against fellow American boxer Gene Tunney for Tunney's heavyweight NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring titles. Dempsey lost the fight via 10 round unanimous decision.


      Dempsey had a total of seven world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and five successful title defenses. He won five of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Jack Dempsey He was elevated as world champion once, by The Ring.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jul 2, 1921^Georges CarpentierHeavyweightNBAKO
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Defenses

      Jack Dempsey had six heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won five of them and lost only once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Sep 14, 1923Luis Angel FirpoHeavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingKO
      Jul 4, 1923Tommy GibbonsHeavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingPTS
      Jul 2, 1921^Georges CarpentierHeavyweightNYSACKO
      Dec 14, 1920Bill BrennanHeavyweightNYSACKO
      Sep 6, 1920Billy MiskeHeavyweightNYSACKO
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Losses

      Jack Dempsey lost one world-title defense fight, and lost three titles in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Sep 23, 1926Gene TunneyHeavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingUD


      Dempsey fought a total of 73 times during his professional career, which includes 7 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. He was among the top boxers of his generation and put on some very good performances in these fights. These three fights are the highlight of his career.

      • September 6, 1920: Dempsey gets elevated as the NYSAC heavyweight champion and has his first world-title fight, and successfully defends the title against Billy Miske winning the fight via 3rd round KO.

      • July 2, 1921: Dempsey becomes a unified heavyweight world champion by beating Georges Carpentier via 4th round KO. He now holds the NYSAC and NBA heavyweight world-champion belts.

      • September 14, 1923: Dempsey successfully defends the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring heavyweight titles against Luis Angel Firpo, winning the fight via 2nd round KO.


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