One of my Favourite Wrestlers in the WELTERWEIGHT Division was JACK DEMPSEY!
Like TOMMY MANN in the Division above-I saw JACK as a Rugged,Dour and Solid
Wrestler with All the Credentials to be a Great Champion-which he was!
Now in the 1950's and 1960's DEMPSEY had two 'Thorns' in his side with regard to his
Tenure as Title Holder!-The First of these was the Champion before him who he doggedly
pursued-TONY LAWRENCE-A Great Agile and Skilful Wrestler from Whom he finally
managed to Wrest the Title from in 1953!
The Second of these proved much more of a 'Problem' to DEMPSEY when it came to
Holding onto his Belt!-This Man was an Exceptionally Skilful Wrestler who turned out to be
a Major Threat and Challenge to JACK and Who 'wouldn't go away'!
CLIFF BELSHAW-Sometimes Billed as BEAUMONT took the BRITISH WELTERWEIGHT
Title off DEMPSEY and then had the Audacity to keep hold of it!-The Reign of BELSHAW
as Champion neatly cut the Longevity and Tenure of JACK into two!
CLIFF Won the Title from DEMPSEY in 1959-thus beginning an almighty Struggle over
this Belt!-Below I Share some of BELSHAW's Battles during his Championship Reign-
Starting with a Title Defence for the New Champion against either BRIAN BURKE or
Future Title Holder-ALAN DENNISON!-Pearl Harbour Day 1959!!....