Gene Tunney


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Noun1.Gene Tunney - United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship by defeating Jack Dempsey twice (1898-1978)Gene Tunney - United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship by defeating Jack Dempsey twice (1898-1978)
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John was born on June 26, 1934, in New York City, to parents Polly Lauder Tunney, a socialite, and Gene Tunney, a 1920s heavyweight champion.
1978: Former world heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney died.
WHEN did Gene Tunney become World Heavyweight boxing champion?
Included among them were celebrities like heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney, film stars Greta Garbo and Noel Coward, and nuclear scientist Niels Bohr.
As a cub reporter Dylan Thomas covered the fights at the famed Mannesmann Hall and wrote of his own efforts, when he collected a black eye and likened himself to Gene Tunney.
The Wild Bull returned to Buenos Aires with his $156,250 purse, while Dempsey, half a million dollars richer, rested and rusted for three years before losing his title to Gene Tunney.
Six heavyweight champions, Ray Mercer, Leon Spinks, Ken Norton, Joe Louis, Gene Tunney and Rocky Marciano, served our country as did legends Barney Ross and Tony Zale.
1926: The largest crowd ever for a boxing match - 120,757 - gathered to watch Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey's heavyweight clash at the Sesquicentennial Stadium in Philadelphia.
In 1927, Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous "long-count'' fight in Chicago.
Mexican team, Monterey, shared the pitch and the Reds' coach to the ground for their match at the Soldiers Field Stadium , the scene of the famous controversial world heavyweight title ght of the 'long count' between champion Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey.
THOUGH HE BEAT Jack Dempsey decisively the two times they met in the ring, was undefeated as a heavyweight, and retired as heavyweight champion, Gene Tunney is often forgotten when today's era of fight fans or others discuss the greatest heavyweights.