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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 a signed photograph of Gene Tunney. Authenticated by SGC Authentic.
This is a 2nd generation photo of Gene Tunney as he looked circa 1924. Boldly signed 'Gene Tunney" on left side. Bold, clear image. Clean. Not creased or torn. Minor corner wear. 8" x 10." Scarce signed photo of Tunney picturing him early in his career. Authenticated by SGC Authentic with their label on back of photo and full cert.

Size: 8 x 10

Condition: excellent