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1919 Jack Dempsey vs. Jess Willard...



Item # 649598

July 5, 1919

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 5, 1919 

* Jack Dempsey vs. Jess Willard 
* Heavyweight boxing title fight (1st report)


The front page has a nice banner headline: "DEMPSEY WINS RING CHAMPIONSHIP IN THREE ROUNDS" with subheads that include: "Willard Beaten In easy Fashion In Toledo Arena" and more. Much more coverage on pages 4 & 5 with photos. Loads of text, too much to photograph all. First report coverage on the famous heavyweight title fight between Jack Dempsey and Jess Willard. This was when Dempsey became World champion for the first time.
Other news, sports and various advertisements of the day. Complete in 22 pages, light toning at the margins, irregular along the spine, generally in nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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