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Jack Dempsey at Shelby Montana (1923)

Jack Dempsey at Shelby Montana (1923)

On July 4, 1923, Shelby, Montana set it's hopes of the big time on a showcase heavyweight title fight between boxing idol Jack Dempsey and the unknown Tommy Gibbons. It soon became a financial disaster for the town and known as one of the dullest heavyweight bouts ever. This neat 6.5 x 9.5 vintage news service photo shows the crowds, plentiful empty bleachers and the fight all with the hills of Shelby, dotted with non-paying spectators, in the background. Some ink spots are visible on the ring, there are some white editing enhancements in the corners and some minor spotting visible in the horizon. Overall, though, this is a very nice photo with a fascinating history.

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