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Jack Dempsey defends his boxing title...

Item # 685066

July 02, 1921

DOUGLAS DAILY INTERNATIONAL, Arizona, July 2, 1921 (front leaf only - but nice for display)

* Jack Dempsey vs. Georges Carpentier
* Heavyweight boxing championship
* 1st-ever boxing match to pull in over 1 million dollars in revenue!

The front page has a great headline: "DEMPSEY KNOCKS OUT CARP!" with subheads and large head photo of Dempsey (see images). Declared at the time to be the "Fight of the Century". First boxing match to have a $1,000,000+ gate.
Front leaf only (pages 1 & 2), a little margin chipping with a few tiny tears, nice for display as such.

Category: The 20th Century