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Tommy Gibbons Beats Georges Carpentier This Day May 31, 1924

Tommy Gibbons Beats Georges Carpentier This Day May 31, 1924

 

 

  • Georges Carpentier 174
  • Tommy Gibbons 177
  • Floyd Fitzsimmons’ Arena, Michigan City, Indiana
  • NWS    10/10

 

Popular verdict – a win for Gibbons (World Almanac). From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman): Gibbons’s win was decisive. Both the Tribune and the New York Times credited Tommy with winning every round. Carpenter was very brave to withstand the beating he received. He only landed his vaunted right full on Gibbons’s jaw once, in the fourth round. This punch definitely stunned Gibbons but Carpentier failed to follow up on his temporary advantage. Carpentier twisted an ankle in round nine. In the tenth a Gibbons punch opened a cut over Carpentier’s right eye, and “he was now a sorry sight indeed.” If Gibbons had been more forceful, he probably would have stopped his opponent in the 9th or 10th rounds, but like his brother Mike he was cautious when he had a fight well in hand, and took no unnecessary chances.

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