(“World Lightweight Boxing Championship Match,” Colorado Springs, 1916. Photographer unknown. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District. All rights reserved.)

Large crowd, mostly men, surrounds boxing ring with several men, one holding an umbrella, inside. Wooden fence is in background. Storage tank, smokestack and tower are visible in distance. Note on back reads “World’s Lightweight boxing championship match. Freddy Welch of England, then champion fought America’s Charley White in a specially constructed stadium in 1916. A section of the wooden bleachers collapsed injuring many spectators.”

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