Boxer Jack Dempsey quote

Jack Dempsey

“When I was a young fellow I was knocked down plenty. I wanted to stay down, but I couldn’t. I had to collect the two dollars for winning or go hungry. I had to get up. I was one of those hungry fighters. You could have hit me on the chin with a sledgehammer for five dollars. When you haven’t eaten for two days you’ll understand.”

– Jack Dempsey

“Boxer Jack Dempsey quote sources: photograph is of Jack Dempsey with wife, Estelle Taylor, taken in 1925 – “Supporting a bride” latest Dempsey release. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.