James Joseph “Gene” Tunney (May 25, 1897 - November 7, 1978) was the heavyweight boxing champion from 1926-1928.
He twice defeated Jack Dempsey, first in 1926 and then again in 1927. Tunney’s successful title defense against Dempsey is one of the most famous bouts in boxing history and is known as The Long Count Fight. Tunney retired as a heavyweight after his victory over Tom Heeney in 1928.
This is is being built to honor his memory. Give us a few days while we put it together. While you wait you can watch Jack Dempsey vs. Gene Tunney from 1926… complete with Japanese (?) commentary. - Go Figure.
Update: Jan/14 We added Gene Tunney’s Fight Record and will be adding more pages every day.