Adventures in the Fight Racket #42

Today's Adventure:

Original Caption:

Jersey City -- Close up of Jack Dempsey and Georges Carpentier fight at Boyles' Thirty Acres. One is on the ropes. (1921)

3 comments:

Joe Thompson said...

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.

Vanwall said...

That's prolly Carpentier entangle in the ropes - Dempsey mauled him.

Richard said...

Great photo!