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    TAD (Thomas A. Dorgan) Jack Dempsey vs. Georges Carpentier Boxing Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-5-21 (NY American, 1921). Called the "battle of the century" by boxing fans, the match between Jack Dempsey and Frenchman Georges Carpentier was an event that introduced sports as leisure for the masses at the beginning of the 1920s. The heavyweight championship contest was held on the Saturday afternoon of July 2, 1921. The official attendance for the fight was 80,183, but the stands built for over 91,000 were at full capacity. The "battle of the century" is renowned as the first sports event broadcast on the radio, the new mass communications medium of the decade. Dempsey knocked Carpentier unconscious 1:16 into the fourth round, and referee Harry Ertle ended the bout at 3:27 PM. At the end of the short fight when the roaring crowd leaped it its feet, the pine structure of the arena swayed. This piece has an image area of 24.4" x 6.5". Aside from staining at the left and right of the page and heavy corner wear, the art is in Good condition.

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    February, 2010
    14th Sunday
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