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El Toro: 1923

El Toro: 1923

April 1923. "Firpo." The Argentine heavyweight boxer Luis Angel Firpo in New York. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

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Luis Angel Firpo (Junín, Argentina, 11 de octubre de 1894 - Buenos Aires, 7 de agosto de 1960), more known as El Toro Salvaje de las Pampas.

He was in New York to fight with Jack Dempsey at the Polo Grounds on September 14, 1923. Although he threw Dempsey out the ring, he lost the fight.

[Their bout was depicted in a famous painting by George Bellows. - Dave]

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