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Dempsey in The Ring
with Firpo

The Ring
The Ring
Vol. 2, no. 9, October 1923
Page 2
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Heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey (1895-1983), is considered by many to be one of the great boxers of all time. On September 14, 1923, he fought Argentine Luis Angel Firpo (1894-1960) for the heavyweight title. During the match, pictured here, Firpo knocked his opponent out of the ring in the first round, but Dempsey climbed back in to win by a knockout in the second round. Holdings of The Ring are incomplete, but a gift of several dozen issues by the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra has helped the Library's ongoing effort to complete its holdings.

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