In part one of our entry on Harry “The Black Panther” Wills we went into his rivalry against “The Boston Bonecrusher” Sam Langford between 1914 and 1922.
In this entry, we go into two other series of bouts and his bid for a title shot against Jack Dempsey.
During the last months of Langford’s final reign as champion, Wills would take McVea out in six rounds via knockout.
As a result, the match collapsed and Harry Wills sued Jack Dempsey’s camp.
Between 1922 and 1926 when the second signing took place, Wills would see a number of opportunities to get in contention but turned down fights against known Dempsey opponents.