LOW VINTAGE 4-Pack! Mar 19, 2012 7:56:27 GMT -5 Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostMemberGive GiftBack to Top Post by TDalton on Mar 19, 2012 7:56:27 GMT -5 Mar 18, 2012 15:36:26 GMT -5 Shane Sullivan said:Jack Dempsey met President Roosevelt and during dinner Teddy wanted to "spar" with the champ. After some prodding the champ agreed. Teddy had a ring in the basement of the white house.Teddy was a mixer for sure. I'm not sure about the boxing ring in the basement, but he was a judoka, and had judo mats in the White House.