Leading America in her greatest of times strode three giants and the most famous men in the world. The eighth wonder of the world was just completed spanning Brooklyn and New York City. Buildings covered skeletons of steel soaring to scrape the sky, giant Iron horses glided over tracks of steel shrinking time from the East to the West coast. Inventors like Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison illuminated the darkness of night in Chicago during the World's Fair of 1893 spreading international culture and industry. America was on the move during her Post-Industrial revolution, gaining world acclaim in freedom unveiling Frances' gift of the grand Lady herself, the Statue of Liberty.
The men, John L Sullivan "the Champion of Champions" and World Heavyweight Champion, Jack Dempsey "the Nonpareil" unequaled in the ring as Middleweight Champion of the World and Jack McAuliffe, "The Napoleon of the Ring" undefeated Lightweight Champion of the World. They were "The Three Champion Jacks of the World."
Uncle Jack World Champion is the authorized biography laying bare the many life stories behind these great champions. Told from the heart of the world champion himself, Jack McAuliffe weaves their stories and the many challenges they faced detailing the tales of hardship and brutality facing a champion. Jack passes this experience onto his nephew as they lead the great post-American Industrial Revolution to a crescendo ending in a never before articulated understanding of the world of sport.
These Champions became the emotional leaders of the country. Starting at the bottom on the docks of Brooklyn they worked banging rings on slats at the cooperage house until night called. Drained from the day of backbreaking work, they pushed themselves to train on those same docks to become boxing legends. Their fights were held over the water on the docks because it was illegal to fight on New York soil. Jack Dempsey, Jack McAuliffe and their friend Jack Skelly became the "Three New York Jacks" leading the City of New York and the country with their will and fighting spirit.
In the most passionate of the country's rivalries these three New York Jacks stood in defiance of the threat from the fighters of Boston. Led by the Boston Strong Boy himself, John L. Sullivan built a premier training center boasting the finest challengers in the Middleweight and Lightweight classes. The World Featherweight Champion George Dixon also called Boston his training home. The 1880's and 1890's spawned many challenges between Boston's desire for more Championship Belts and New York's finest.
Uncle Jack weaves the stories of these champions, and heroes of the people and their many challenges against the backdrop of the United States of America in her prime.