Sport: Dempsey v. Fish

Age 36, weight 190, onetime heavyweight Champion Jack Dempsey last week climbed into a Chicago ring opposite Harry Krakow ("Kingfish Levinsky"), 21-year-old Maxwell Street fish peddler, rated as the tenth best heavyweight in the U. S. The fight, billed as a four round exhibition bout, had drawn a record crowd of 23,332, most of whom expected Dempsey to win, as he himself had suggested, "with one punch." Instead, tottering a little on legs that are no longer capable of the delicate shifts of balance necessary to a fighter, Dempsey found himself unable to maneuver Levinsky into an opening for his solid...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!