Name: TUNNEY, GENE WIRE PHOTO (1928-TRAINING FOR DEMPSEY II)
History: On September 22, 1927, in Chicago heavyweight champion Gene Tunney defended his title against the man he took it from a year earlier, public favorite Jack Dempsey. There was great attention from the public for this rematch despite Tunney's easy win a year earlier. In round seven of the rematch Dempsey dropped Tunney, but ignored referee Dave Barry's instruction to go to a neutral corner. This afforded Tunney a chance to recover. The fight was forever more known as the "Long Count." Offered here is an original wire photo dated July 7, 1928 depicting Gene Tunney at his training camp in Speculator, New York.
Full description: This is an original ACME Newspictures wire photo with their stamp and caption on the back. Bold, clear image. Not creased or torn. Clean front and back. Minor edge wear. 6 1/2" x 8 1/2."
Size: 6 1/2 x 8 1/2
Categories: Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - Tunney, Gene -
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