Name: TUNNEY, GENE-GEORGE BERNARD SHAW ORIGINAL WIRE PHOTO
History: James Joseph "Gene" Tunney (May 25, 1897 – November 7, 1978) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1915 to 1928. He held the world heavyweight title from 1926 to 1928, and the American light heavyweight title twice, from 1922 to 1923. A highly technical boxer, Tunney had a five-fight rivalry with Harry Greb in which he won three, drew once, with one loss. He also knocked out Georges Carpentier and defeated Jack Dempsey twice; first in 1926 and again in 1927. Tunney's successful title defense against Dempsey remains one of the most famous bouts in boxing history and is known as The Long Count Fight. He retired undefeated as a heavyweight after his victory over Tom Heeney in 1928, after which Tunney was named Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine. Offered here is an original wire photo which depicts Gene Tunney with Irish playright George Bernard Shaw.
Full description: This is an original King Features Syndicated wire photo with their stamp on the back. Bold, clear image. Minor soiling. Small corner creases. Pin holes at corners. 6" x 8."
Size: 6 x 8
Categories: Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - Photograph - Tunney, Gene
Condition: very good
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