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The back story here is that Dempsey was called a shirker for not serving in the military in WWI, while Carpentier had served with distinction in the French Army and received the Croix de Guerre. Carpentier was small for a heavyweight but held the European title and the "White Heavyweight Champion" title before the war. After the war he was light heavyweight champ. Dempsey-Carpentier was the first million dollar gate for a boxing match. Dempsey won with a KO in 4.
That's prolly Carpentier entangle in the ropes - Dempsey mauled him.
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