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    1923 Dempsey vs. Firpo Motion Picture Signed Contract On September 14, 1923, Jack Dempsey successfully defended his World Heavyweight Title stopping the "Wild Bull of the Pampas" Luis Firpo of Argentina in two rounds at the Polo Grounds in New York. The fight was a wild affair with both fighters down in the first round and Dempsey literally knocked out of the ring. Dempsey recovered and inflicted a heavy beating on the giant from South America before ending it with a knockout in the second round. Offered here is a two-page original contract dealing with the motion picture rights of this great fight. Signed and agreed upon before for the match, this contract includes bold ink signatures of Jack Dempsey, his manager Jack Kearns and famous promoter George "Tex" Rickard. The contract is a typed document in its original, unaltered state and is in excellent condition. Any contract from this era is rare, a contract from a fight of this importance is almost unique. LOA from Craig Hamilton / JO Sports. Additional LOA from Steve Grad & Zach Rullo/ PSA DNA.

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    14th Saturday
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