Sport: A Fight

The Ring. In the center of the Polo Grounds, Manhattan, Champion Dempsey forcibly induced " Bull" Firpo to lie immobile and unconscious for ten consecutive seconds. When the ten seconds were up, Dempsey walked over to Firpo, picked him up, told him he was a brave fellow.

Before being completely persuaded, Firpo was reduced eight times to squatting and sitting positions and he once rebelled so forcibly as to send Dempsey careening dizzily through the loose ropes into the laps of his friends.

The Gate. For three minutes, 57 seconds of his time,...

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