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Gene Tunney
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    (May 25, 1897-November 7, 1978)
    Born in New York City, New York
    Birth name was James Joseph Tunney
    World Heavyweight Champ (1926-28)
    Pro record: 80 wins (48 by knockout), 1 loss, 3 draws
    During his title rematch with Jack Dempsey he was the beneficiary of a 14 second 'long count.'
    He defended his title only twice before retiring to marry steel heiress Polly Lauder.
    He became alcoholic after his daughter murdered her husband and was committed to a mental hospital (1970).
    He served with the Marines in WWI and the Navy in WWII.
    His sole loss occurred when Harry Greb headbutted him, breaking his nose.
    He was married to Polly for 50 years until his death.
    He wrote the Encyclopedia Britannica article on boxing (1945).
    Defying the stereotype of the dumb boxer, he lectured on Shakespeare at Yale and was friends with Hemingway and George Bernard Shaw.

Credit: C. Fishel

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