This day in boxing history, July 2

Posted: July 2, 2018 in Boxing
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In boxing’s first ever million dollar gate, World Heavyweight Champion Jack Dempsey made the third defense of his title after stopping Light Heavyweight World Champion Georges Carpentier in the fourth round at Boyle’s Thirty Acres in Jersey City, New Jersey on July 2, 1921. The 26 year old Dempsey entered with a record of 54-4-11, 41 KO’s while the 27 year old Carpentier had a record of 84-10-5, 52 KO’s.


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