"The Battle of Benton Harbor: The Jack Dempsey Fight of 1920", Stephen Smith

"The Battle of Benton Harbor: The Jack Dempsey Fight of 1920", Stephen Smith

When one considers Southwest Michigan’s relationship with the sport of boxing, it is natural to think of Muhammad Ali, who long resided in Berrien Springs. But decades before The Greatest was even born, the eyes of the boxing world were focused on Berrien County and the only heavyweights championship ever staged there. Stephen Smith is an attorney at Foster Swift Collins and Smith and currently sits on the board of the Berrien County Historical Association.