The American dream from rags to riches comes to life this the greatest of times. From the devastation in Ireland’s famine through the demanding dockyards of Brooklyn heroes emerge strengthened by the chains they overcame to become the most famous men in the world. The challenges and the stories behind their legend lay bare a formula for success in becoming Champions. Uncle Jack World Champion weaves these tales into lessons for his nephew and all generations to come.
Leading America through the 1880s and 1890s strode three giants, heroes of the people and the most famous men in the world. Jack McAuliffe, "The Napoleon of the Ring" undefeated Lightweight Champion of the World, Jack Dempsey "the Nonpareil" unequaled in the ring as Middleweight Champion of the World and John L Sullivan "Champion of Champions" and World Heavyweight Champion. They were “The Three Champion Jacks of the World.”
Theirs was a world that tested champions in as brutal a business to have ever graced the earth. Two men glaring through scowls of disdain in this world of bare-knuckle boxing. The winner exiting the ring head held high, the loser left hanging like a rag on a clothes line.
Details of the settings, scenes, and backdrop behind many of the famous fights include:
Jack McAuliffe verses Harry Gilmore, Billy Myer and JEM Carney;
Jack Dempsey vs. George La Blanche;
John L. Sullivan vs. Jake Kilrain and James J. Corbett;
George Dixon vs. Jack Skelly;
Jack Dempsey vs. Luis Firpo.