• Jack Dempsey goes for a knockout punch against Jess Willard during their 1919 championship fight in Point Place.

Point Place set to celebrate historic match

On Thursday, July 4, Jack Dempsey and Jess Willard will again square off for the boxing world heavyweight championship in Point Place for the first time in 100 years. Sort of.

A reenactment of the Dempsey-Willard fight will be the highlight of “Toledo’s Day In The Sun,” a city-wide, multi-day event commemorating the centennial of the historic boxing match.

 

 

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