From reports, the public wasn't too convinced of Carpentier after this fight and the more jaded scribes saw it as nothing more than an unconvincing set-up to sell the Dempsey bout down the road. Philadelphia Inquirer, Gordon MacKay, Oct 13 "Indeed as the vast assemblage filed disgustedly and wrathfully out of the amphitheatre, low voiced growls broke from thousands of throats that Carpentier was dross and that the entire match bore all the malodorous qualities of a set up. They had gathered to watch the premier of a visiting warrior, heralded as a nonpareil. They watched him test his mettle against a second-rater, and they saw him display none of the fistic might that leads to the titular pedestal. Instead, they saw blazoned mediocrity pitted against helpless and worthless fisticuffs, ability miles away from championship form. Prepared to laud this military hero, the thousands first were interested, then surprised, now disheartened, and finally disgusted." Harry Newman's New York column, published across the country carries similar sentiments... "There are many entertaining the thought that the bout of Tuesday night was not altogether on the up and up. They are murmuring that there was a tinted hue about the whole proceedings and that is was a set-up for the French champion... It is true Carpentier was wild and showed poor sense of judgement during this particular period... It is also true that Carpentier was almost completely unprotected after missing his swings..."