|Real name||William Harrison Dempsey|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Reach||77 in (196 cm)|
June 24, 1895|
Manassa, Colorado, U.S.
|Died||May 31, 1983
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Total fights||75 (6 NWS)|
|Wins by KO||44|
A good fighter usually knows, to within a very few seconds, when a three-minute round is going to end.
A champion owes everybody something. He can never pay back for all the help he got, for making him an idol.
By forgetting the past and by throwing myself into other interests, I forget to worry.
You know what a champion is? A champion is someone who's ready when the gong rings – not just before, not just after – but when it rings.
All the time he's boxing, he's thinking. All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him.