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Video – Dempsey vs. Carpentier

Filed under: — J.D. @ 4:26 pm


“Dempsey vs. Carpentier”
July 1921



Note:  Click on the poster to view ESPN video in their “Ringside
Remembers” series (2.5 minutes).  This video provides highlights of
the Dempsey-Carpenteir fight of July 1921 & gives a good overview
of the crowd size and outdoor setting of the championship fight.
Video will play at ESPN after a short commercial.


Short Story
See related story on the history of this fight and its significance in
the rise of radio and the beginning of big-event sports promotion
and big media entertainment @ “Dempsey vs. Carpentier – 1921.”


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Date Posted:  8 September 2008
Last Update:  27 April 2010
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