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Tunney – Dempsey 2nd Championship Title Match


After beating Jack Dempsey for the heavyweight championship title on 23 Sep 1926 in Philadelphia, Gene Tunney defended his title against Dempsey a second time on 22 Sep 1927 in Chicago.

A long count controversy marred the 7th round after Dempsey would not respond to referee Dave Barry’s instructions. Opponents claimed the 3 to 7 second delay in starting the count gave Tunney enough time to recover and avoid a knockout ruling.


20 May 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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