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    1923 Jack Dempsey vs. Luis Firpo Heavyweight Championship Ticket Stub. Well worn ticket stub with creasing, pin holes and paper loss on reverse Perhaps the most exciting 3 minutes 57 seconds of fight action ever, Dempsey and Argentinean giant Luis "The Wild Bull of the Pampas" Firpo engaged in a short-lived war at the Polo Grounds on September 14, 1923. Dempsey floored the challenger seven times in the first round, but Firpo would not stay down. Toward the end of round one, Firpo connected with a thunderous left and then a wild barrage of punches that sent Dempsey flying through the ropes and onto the first row table occupied by sportswriters. At the bell for the second round, Dempsey charged forward and finished off Firpo with two more knockdowns. Then Dempsey, as Mike Tyson mimicked in later fights, rushed across the ring and gently, but with enormous strength, lifted Firpo to his feet.



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    January, 2010
    17th Sunday
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