Boxer Jack Dempsey quote


“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

Jack Dempsey
Jack Dempsey

“Boxer Jack Dempsey quote” sources:

Bain News Service, Publisher. Dempsey. [No Date Recorded on Caption Card] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.


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