Gene Tunney

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United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship by defeating Jack Dempsey twice (1898-1978)

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Dempsey was a fearsome figure in the ring, and I feel confident he would have done more than just bare his famous fist (even if he is just holding a salad fork) as he does in your pages, for misidentifying him as Gene Tunney.
ferocious hobo glee Gene Tunney did it with the mad inverted precision
In September 1927 the firm flew six people - four passengers, a travel rep and the pilot - from New York to Chicago for the world heavyweight showdown between Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey, pictured left.
Heavyweight boxing champ Gene Tunney taught Shakespeare at Yale University.
And naturally boxing-mad South Wales devoured the news from America where Jack Dempsey, the mighty Manassa Mauler, failed to regain the heavyweight title from Gene Tunney on "the night of the long count".
Gene Tunney called Wilde 'the greatest fighter I ever saw'.
It is a perfect conjoining of the physical and intellectual--as if Gene Tunney were reciting Shakespeare (and he did), the perfect melding of intellect with the corporeal world.
Rocky Marciano and Gene Tunney are the two other fighters to accomplish that.
Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, Joe Lewis, Rocky Marciano, Sonny Liston, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson.
Gene Tunney was the Heavyweight Boxing Champion from 1926-1928.
Durante su estancia en Paris, y en el gimnasio donde entrena, florece una cercana amistad con un boxeador profesional que a punto esta de hacer su propia historia: Gene Tunney.
He avenged those two sloppy defeats by Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman and he becomes only the third world heavyweight champ to go out unbeaten at the top after Gene Tunney and Rocky Marciano.
Gene Tunney also announced his retirement as champion after beating Tom Heeney in New York in 1928.
NEW York Times reporter Jack Kavanagh is writing a book about former heavyweight champ Gene Tunney.