Results tagged with 'jack dempsey'
Published June 6, 2017
These days Turner Hall means a very specific building on 4th Street between State and Highland. But a century ago, you'd have had to be more specific, because there were at least two other Turner halls. Here, we take a look inside one.
Published Nov. 2, 2013
Harry Houdini not only began his craft on the streets of Milwaukee, he cut his teeth in the Cream City's boxing rings. That all came together years later when he called out the heavyweight champion of the world.
Published Feb. 2, 2013
Nowadays the groundhog and its accursed shadow get all the attention at this time of year, but back in the 1920s, 30s and 40s people knew it was February when Harry Wills became a shadow of his old self by not eating any food for the entire month.
Published Jan. 29, 2011
Some have suggested that the recent NFC Championship Game may have been the biggest event in Soldier Field's long history. Those who suggest that, though, have little idea about one of the greatest bouts in boxing history.