Legendary reporter Adela Rogers St.Johns once asked legendary boxer Jack Dempsey what qualities were needed to be a champion. Dempsey said, “There are only two. You’ve got to be able to do it at ten minutes after ten in Madison Square Garden on a Tuesday night, and you’ve got to be able to get up off the canvas when you can’t.”
I met Dempsey once in the 1970s and got his autograph at his restaurant on Broadway in New York City. Saying that feels like saying that I met Achilles once and got his autograph down by the Greek ships at Troy.
Such men no longer exist in our world and may never exist in the world again.
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