Sport: Carp vs. Gibbons

At Michigan City, Ind., Tom Gibbons, St. Paul heavyweight, won a popular decision from Georges Carpentier, French "orchid man," in a ten-round no-decision boxing bout. Carpentier, at 173 1/2, was 5 1/2 pounds heavier than when he lost to Dempsey three years ago. "I'm ready," said he before the fight. "Ready and confident. You say to me, 'Can I win?' I say to you, 'How can I lose ?'" François Descamps. Carpentier's manager, corroborated this. "After 16 years he looks better than he ever looked before. And I mean that from my heart."...

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