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Two versions of a double knockdown

Two versions of a double knockdown

Feb. 10, 1956: Shown are two images of the same double knockdown in a Golden Gloves bout taken simultaneously by Los Angeles Times staff photographers Art Rogers, left, and Larry Sharkey, right.

Art Rogers and Larry Sharkey were both assigned to cover the all-city Golden Gloves matches at the Hollywood Legion Stadium. About 3,000 attended the tournament sponsored by the Los Angeles Times.

In both photos, Louis Montgomery, left, is caught falling while Herbie Jones is already down. The action occurred in the second round of a middleweight title fight. Both photos appeared in the Feb. 13, 1956, edition of the Los Angeles Times.

An excerpt from an article by Cal Whorton in the Feb. 11, 1956, edition of the Los Angeles Times reported:

Herbie Jones registered another surprise in the middleweight finals when he technically halted Louis Montgomery, seasoned amateur boxer from Edwards Air Force Base.

Jones had Montgomery down early in the second, turning the trick with a right to the chin. Seconds later Montgomery was on his back again, this time out for the count. In beating Montgomery, Jones whipped a fighter who had won several All-Air Force tournaments, including the all-European championships last year.

The two-week tournament continued on Feb. 17, 1956, with Los Angeles winners fighting teams from San Diego, Phoenix and Las Vegas. Herbie Jones ultimately won the middleweight title.

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