Jack Dempsey


Fri December 20, 2013

Gary Borders: Boxing great Jack Dempsey had oil wealth in East Texas

These weathered boxing gloves were passed down from Gary Borders' father.
Credit Gary Borders

Walk into the study of commentator Gary Borders and you'll see framed sports memorabilia showcasing an American cultural icon of the 1920s. Newspaper clippings of Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey remind Borders of his dad and Dempsey's ties to East Texas.

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