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On July 2, 1921 at Boyle’s Thirty Acres in Jersey City, New Jersey
World Heavyweight Champion Jack Dempsey defended his title against
the great French Champion, Georges Carpentier. The fight was
witnessed by 80, 183 fans who produced boxings’ first million dollar
gate. The fight was also the first heavyweight championship to be
broadcast from ringside by radio. Dempsey was the bigger and stronger
of the two and used his strength and power to gain advantage.
Carpentier broke his right thumb in the second round, but fought on
gamely. In the fourth, however, Dempsey proved too much putting the
Frenchman down for a nine count before ending it for good a few
Offered here is a beautiful original panoramic photograph of the
event picturing the fighters and their handlers in the ring and the
huge crowd of onlookers. The photograph measures 10” x 46'' and has
been framed. It has some light soiling. Overall excellent condition
with a bold, crisp image. The photograph has been signed at the top
by Georges Carpentier and his manager Francois Descamps along with
several other dignitaries. This is a very rare panorama and rarer
still signed by Carpentier and his camp members.
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