Dempsey Picks Maxim to Win over Charles: Jack Kearns, His Own Manager, Handling Lightheavyweight King, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-14


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9 !- d * d ir d at tt ;r le ,d d q it d l_ ,n i- tit d ie in in -a i_ r_ ie ;_ 4, 4f of of 11, ;h le es id up ip the ie a- two po but at at at was as end id 27, :7, 0- Dempsey Picks Maxim To Win Oyer Charles Jack Kearns, His Own Manager, . Handling Lightheavyweight King "Joey Maxim is a clever boxer. He knows s how to hit his opponent and get away. He *: often makes the other fellow look bad missing. I have watched Maxim in many y of his fights and pick him to win over r Ezzard Charles when they meet for the heavyweight championship of the world jj at the Chicago Stadium, Memorial Day." Thats what Jack Dempsey had to say y about the Charles-Maxim scrap. Dempsey will go down in history as one of the greatest heavyweights that ever - lived, if not the greatest. Thousands s thrilled to his punching ability when he e reigned as champion and many were of the e opinion he would have retired as the un-3t - defeated champion of the world if not for * the long count he suffered at the hands s of Referee Dave Barry, Jack, in talking of the long count said, "Naturally, it was a terrible blow to me at the time, but there is no doubt that- the e unfair decision was one of the reasons I have so many friends today." Dempsey in gossiping about Jack Kearns, s, manager of Maxim, said, "You, of course, ;, know that Kearns managed me and made e me the champion of the world. He also 0 managed Mickey Walker, one of the most ;t popular and greatest fighters that ever lived. A manager is an important asset of any y fighter, and especially a manager like e Kearns, who I consider the best in the J game today. "Doc" is not only a manager but a wonderful trainer of fighters. You . can bet he will have Maxim in the best of condition for the coming scrap. I hear he 1 has already trained one hundred and fifty rounds and Kearns told me Maxim would j be ready for the fight if it was held to- morrow." "Its one fight I wouldnt miss for the world. Ill be at the ringside that night it you can be certain."

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