Friday, June 15, 2018

Dempsey-Firpo Championship Fight -- June 15, 2018

Variety, 20-December-1923
On 14-September-1923 at the Polo Grounds in New York City, heavyweight champ Jack Dempsey defended  his title against Luis Ángel Firpo, the Wild Bull of the Pampas, a boxer from Argentina.  In the first round, Firpo went down seven times, but got up and knocked Dempsey through the ropes, where he hit his head on a reporter's typewriter.  Dempsey knocked out Firpo in the second round.  I'd imagine this film did pretty good business.

Washington Star, 14-September-1923
Dempsey flies through the ropes.

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