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1919 Jack Dempsey vs. Jess Willard...
Item # 603797
July 4, 1919
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, July 4, 1919
* Jack Dempsey vs. Jess Willard
* Heavyweight boxing title fight (day of)
The front page has one column headlines that include:
"WILLARD IS ROUSED BY FIGHT CRITICS"
"Champion's Pride Is Wounded by Favoritism Challenger--Will Enter Ring Seeking Revenge"
"Anger Makes Him More Formidable"
and more. (see) Pre fight coverage on the famous heavyweight title fight between Jack Dempsey and Jess Willard. This would be when Dempsey became World champion for the first time.
Other news, sports and various advertisements of the day. Complete in 16 pages, very minor margin wear, otherwise nice.
Category: The 20th Century