Tunney James Joseph
Tun·ney(tŭn′ē), James Joseph Known as "Gene." 1898-1978.
American prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship in 1926 by defeating Jack Dempsey, defeated him again in 1927, and retired as champion in 1928.
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