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Jess Willard (I) (1881–1968)

Boxer Jess Willard went down in history for three things: being the tallest world's heavyweight champion in history until Primo Carnera wrested that title from him; losing his championship belt to Jack Dempsey in a controversial title bout that saw him knocked down seven times in the first round, leading to rumors that Dempsey had "loaded" his ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1919 The Challenge of Chance
Joe Bates
 1915 The Heart Punch (Short)
Jess Willard
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 1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady
Himself - Ex-Heavyweight Champion (uncredited)
 1919 Willard-Dempsey Boxing Contest (Documentary)
Himself
 1916 Willard-Johnson Boxing Match (Documentary)
 1916 Willard-Moran Fight (Documentary short)
Himself
 1915 Willard-Johnson, World's Championship Fight (Documentary)
Himself
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 2000 Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1999 The Sweet Science (TV Series documentary)
Himself
 1977 Knockout (Documentary)
 1976 ABC's Wide World of Sports (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 14 February 1976 (1976) ... Himself
 1970 Jack Johnson (Documentary)
Himself
 1968 Legendary Champions (Documentary)
Himself
 1941 The Great American Broadcast
Himself - Prizefighter (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Jess Myron Willard

Height:

6' 6½" (1.99 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Made a comeback at 42 and knocked out number 2 contender Floyd Johnson in an upset. See more »

Nickname:

The Great White Hope See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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