Gene Tunney

Gene Tunney
1897 - 1978

Gene Tunney  American Boxing


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Gene Tunney was previously married to Polly Lauder.


American Boxer Gene Tunney was born James Joseph Tunney on 25th May, 1897 in New York City, New York, United States and passed away on 7th Nov 1978 Greenwich, Connecticut, United States aged 81. He is most remembered for World heavyweight boxing champion, 1926-28. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Gene Tunney is a member of the following lists: 1897 births, People from New York City and American Roman Catholics.


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First Name Gene
Last Name Tunney
Full Name at Birth James Joseph Tunney
Alternative Name The Fighting Marine, Tamer of the Tiger
Age 81 (age at death) years
Birthday 25th May, 1897
Birthplace New York City, New York, United States
Died 7th November, 1978
Place of Death Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Cause of Death Blood Poisoning
Buried Long Ridge Union Cemetery, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Boxing
Claim to Fame World heavyweight boxing champion, 1926-28

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 between 1922 and 1923. A highly technical boxer, Tunney had a five-fight light heavyweight rivalry with Harry Greb in which he won three, drew once, and lost once. 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.

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CraigSnyderCraigSnyderMay 21, 2013

Gene was one of the best Light Heavyweight boxers ever and he made everyone eat crow when he beat Jack Dempsey.

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