Boxing legend Jack Dempsey traded his gloves for a typewriter in Scranton 100 years ago. Dempsey volunteered to serve as the sports editor of the Scranton Times for one day.

According to an article that appeared in the March 5, 1919 edition of the Scranton Times, said Dempsey arrived early to start his duties as sports editor and writer at the Times. In the end, Dempsey wrote a total of six articles for the paper all on boxing.

Jack Dempsey, world’s heavyweight champion aspirant, at his typewriter in The Times newsroom on March 5, 1919. Dempsey served as sports editor and writer for the March 5 edition of the Scranton Times. Times-Tribune Archives

The articles appear below –

March 5 1919 – The Scranton Times

March 5, 1919 – The Scranton Times

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