Sport: In Vienna

A scheduled 20-round fight in Vienna between handsome Georges Carpentier, French heavyweight pugilist, and Arthur Townley, British light heavyweight champ, proved to be a dull, short, sharp affair.

Viennese, who were expecting to see a good grade match, were bitterly disappointed. But at the sight of Georges wreathed in victorious smiles, the usual hero-worship set in and all sense of gloom was rapidly dissipated.

After the gong, Carpentier closed with his opponent; there was some fierce pumelling in which Townley suffered. Just before the end of the round Townley gave Carpentier the opening...

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