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Stribling v. Dempsey

Stribling v. Dempsey

Young Stribling (left), a heavyweight boxer, trains in North Carolina with Jack Dempsey, circa 1930. Stribling was well known across his home state of Georgia for his civic involvement, which included service as a lieutenant in the Army Air Reserve Corps.

Courtesy of Special Collections & Archives, Georgia State University Library, Tracy O'Neal Photographic Collection.

Young Stribling

Young Stribling

Young Stribling, a native of Bainbridge, was a well-known professional boxer. His career began in 1920 with his first professional fight in Atlanta and continued until 1933, when he died in a motorcycle accident in Macon. Stribling fought in more than 285 professional fights, winning 221 of the bouts.

Photograph by Wikimedia

Training Camp

Training Camp

Young Stribling, a boxing champion during the 1920s and early 1930s, trains in North Carolina for a match against Paul Berlenbach. A Georgia native, Stribling was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1965.

Courtesy of Special Collections & Archives, Georgia State University Library, Tracy O'Neal Photographic Collection.

Evander Holyfield

Evander Holyfield

Evander Holyfield, the only boxer to become the heavyweight champion of the world four times, trained for his second title fight at the Atlanta gym of Lee Haney, an eight-time Mr. Olympia.

Photograph by John Kloepper

Evander Holyfield

Evander Holyfield

Evander Holyfield poses with his championship belts in 1990, after becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

Evander Holyfield

Evander Holyfield

Aside from boxing, Evander Holyfield is involved in various religious and philanthropic activities, including a college fund for minority students and a family community center. 

Photograph by Glenn Francis 

Larry Holmes

Larry Holmes

Heavyweight boxing champion Larry Holmes trains at the Larry Holmes Training Center in Easton, Pennsylvania, for his September 21, 1985, title fight against Michael Spinks.

Larry Holmes

Larry Holmes

Heavyweight boxing champion Larry Holmes (left) and fight promoter Don King (right) announce a series of heavyweight fights to be shown on HBO at a press conference held on January 17, 1986.

Tiger Flowers

Tiger Flowers

After training seriously for six years Tiger Flowers earned an official challenge against the world middleweight champion, Harry Greb, in February 1926, winning the title and then defending it in a closely fought rematch.

Photograph from cyberboxingzone.com

Tiger Flowers

Tiger Flowers

In 1926 Theodore "Tiger" Flowers became the first Black boxer to capture the world middleweight championship. He was the first African American after Jack Johnson to challenge for a world title.

Beau Jack

Beau Jack

Sidney "Beau Jack" Walker, born in Waynesboro and raised in Augusta, was one of the boxing greats of the 1940s and 1950s. 

Photograph from Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia

Beau Jack

Beau Jack

Noted for his swarming style and high punch volume, the 5-foot-6-inch, 133-pound Beau Jack was one of the greatest lightweight boxers of the 1940s and 1950s.