L. A. Firpo ("Argentine Ape") knocked out Jess Willard (" Huge Anachronism of the Ring") in eight rounds in Jersey City.
Firpo received $110,000 as his share of the "gate"; Willard received $185,000.
After the fight various comments were made:
Willard: "I injured my left hand three days ago and have had two doctors attending me ever since. . . . My hand pained me frightfully whenever I hit Firpo with it. I could not use it effectively. I do not wish to appear as if I am alibi-ing, but I feel sure I...