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On July 2nd 1921, the historic World Heavyweight Championship bout between Jack Dempsey and George Carpentier became the first fight to gross more than $1,000,000 in gate receipts. How popular was the event? Its coverage took up all of the first thirteen pages of The New York Times -- except for a small space on the front page devoted to the day's other big story: the formal end of World War I.

[Dempsey won a fourth-round knockout.]

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