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Gene Tunney boxer

Gene Tunney image
Status inactive
Age 81
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 0″/183cm
Reach 76″/193cm
Debut 1915-07-03
Born 1897-05-25
Death 1978-11-07
Nationality USA
Residence Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
bouts
68
won
65
lost
1
draw
1
bouts
68
won
65
lost
1
draw
1
Status inactive
Age 81
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 0″/183cm
Reach 76″/193cm
Debut 1915-07-03
Born 1897-05-25
Death 1978-11-07
Nationality USA
Residence Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

Mary Lydon from Culleen House, Gorthgarve, Kiltimagh, County Mayo, Ireland, emigrated to the United States after the Great Famine. She settled in New York City where she met John Tunney, also from Cill Aodain, Kiltimagh. They married after a short courtship. The Tunneys had seven children; one son was murdered around 1920, another was a NYPD Detective from 1924 to 1951, dying in 1971, while Gene would become famous as a World Heavyweight Boxing Champion.At an early age, Tunney was inspired by President Theodore Roosevelt to become physically fit.

Mary Lydon from Culleen House, Gorthgarve, Kiltimagh, County Mayo, Ireland, emigrated to the United States after the Great Famine. She settled in New York City where she met John Tunney, also from Cill Aodain, Kiltimagh. They married after a short courtship. The Tunneys had seven children; one son was murdered around 1920, another was a NYPD Detective from 1924 to 1951, dying in 1971, while Gene would become famous as a World Heavyweight Boxing Champion.At an early age, Tunney was inspired by President Theodore Roosevelt to become physically fit.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
July 26, 1928 Tom Heeney WDWWDW Yankee Stadium, Bronx National Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 22, 1927 Jack Dempsey WWWWLW Soldiers Field, Chicago National Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 23, 1926 Jack Dempsey WWWWWW Sesquicentennial Stadium, Philadelphia National Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 29, 1925 Dan O'Dowd LLLLWW Waterfront Park, Saint Petersburg WIN
KO
Nov. 18, 1925 Johnny Risko LWWLLW Public Hall, Cleveland WIN
NWS
Sept. 25, 1925 Bartley Madden WWWLLW Indoor Hockey Arena, Minneapolis WIN
KO
July 3, 1925 Italian Jack Herman LLLLLW Memorial Hall, Kansas City WIN
KO
June 5, 1925 Tommy Gibbons WWWWWW Polo Grounds, New York WIN
KO
March 27, 1925 Harry Greb WWWWWW Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
NWS
Dec. 8, 1924 Jeff Smith WWDWWW Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
NWS
Nov. 10, 1924 Buddy McHale WLWWLL Southern A.C., Memphis WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 27, 1924 Harry Foley LLWLL Auditorium, Memphis WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 27, 1924 Ray Neuman DLLLWL Cambria Fairgrounds, Ebensburg WIN
Points
Sept. 17, 1924 Harry Greb WWWWWW Olympic Arena, Brooklyn DRAW
NWS
Aug. 18, 1924 Joe Lohman LLLLWL Fairmont Arena, Columbus WIN
Technical knockout
July 24, 1924 Georges Carpentier WLWWWL Polo Grounds, New York WIN
Technical knockout
June 26, 1924 Erminio Spalla WDWWLW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
Technical knockout
March 17, 1924 Jimmy Delaney WDWDLW Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
NWS
Feb. 15, 1924 Martin Burke LDWDWL Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
Points
Jan. 24, 1924 Ray Thompson WLLLLL Legion Arena, West Palm Beach WIN
KO
Jan. 15, 1924 Harry Foley LWLWL Coliseum, Grand Rapids WIN
NWS
Dec. 10, 1923 Harry Greb WLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
July 31, 1923 Dan O'Dowd LLLLLW Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Points
May 16, 1923 Jimmy Delaney WWWWWW Coliseum, Chicago WIN
NWS
May 7, 1923 Jack Clifford LWWLLL Fair Grounds Coliseum, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 23, 1923 Harry Greb WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
Feb. 3, 1923 Chuck Wiggins WWWWLD Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Jan. 29, 1923 Jack Renault WWLWWW Arena, Philadelphia
NC
Nov. 29, 1922 Charley Weinert LLWDLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Nov. 3, 1922 Jack Hanlon WLLLLW Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn WIN
KO
Oct. 27, 1922 Chuck Wiggins LLWWWW Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
Points
Aug. 24, 1922 Tommy Loughran WWWWWL Shibe Park, Philadelphia DRAW
NWS
Aug. 17, 1922 Charley Weinert WLLLWD Broad A.C., Newark WIN
NWS
Aug. 4, 1922 Ray Thompson LLLWLL Ocean Park Casino, Long Branch WIN
KO
July 7, 1922 Fay Keiser LLLWWD Arena, Rockaway Beach, Queens WIN
Points
May 23, 1922 Harry Greb WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 10, 1922 Jack Burke LWWWWW Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh WIN
Technical knockout
March 3, 1922 Fay Keiser WLWLWL Armory, Grand Rapids WIN
NWS
Feb. 14, 1922 Whitey Wenzel WLDWDW Ice Palace, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 11, 1922 Jack Clifford LLLLL Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 13, 1922 Battling Levinsky WLWWWD Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Dec. 22, 1921 Eddie O'Hare WDWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Oct. 25, 1921 Wolf Larsen LLWWW Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 14, 1921 Jack Burke LWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 26, 1921 Herbert Crossley DWWLLD Dyckman Oval, Manhattan WIN
Points
Aug. 18, 1921 Eddie Josephs LLDLLW Sisco Park, Staten Island WIN
Points
Aug. 4, 1921 Martin Burke LWWWLW Dyckman Oval, Manhattan WIN
Points
July 2, 1921 Soldier Jones WWWWLL Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City WIN
Technical knockout
June 28, 1921 Johnny Ambrose L Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
KO
Dec. 7, 1920 Leo Houck WWDWLD 4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City WIN
NWS
Nov. 25, 1920 Leo Houck WWWWDW Olympia A.C., Philadelphia WIN
NWS
Oct. 25, 1920 Paul Samson Koerner DWWLWW 6th Regiment Armory, Paterson WIN
NWS
Oct. 22, 1920 Sergeant Ray Smith WWLLLW Sportsman's Club, Camden WIN
Technical knockout
June 28, 1920 Ole Anderson LLLLLL 4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City WIN
Technical knockout
June 7, 1920 Jeff Madden WLWW 4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City WIN
Technical knockout
April 9, 1920 Jack Clifford LLLLL Community Hall, Johnson City WIN
KO
April 5, 1920 K.O. Sullivan WWLLWW 1st Regiment Armory, Newark WIN
KO
March 4, 1920 Ed Kinley LLLLLL Grand View Auditorium, Jersey City WIN
KO
Feb. 2, 1920 Al Roberts WWWLWL 1st Regiment Armory, Newark WIN
KO
Jan. 26, 1920 Jim Monahan L 4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 20, 1920 Bud Nelson Schuetzen Park, Bayonne WIN
KO
Jan. 1, 1920 Whitey Allen LWWLLW Schuetzen Park, Bayonne WIN
KO
Dec. 29, 1919 Bob Pearce 4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City WIN
KO
Dec. 16, 1919 Dan O'Dowd WLL Schuetzen Park, Bayonne WIN
NWS
April 26, 1919 Ted Jamieson WL Cirque de Paris, Paris WIN
Points
April 14, 1919 K.O. Sullivan LDDWWL Paris WIN
Points
March 31, 1919 Dare Lewis Tours WIN
KO
Jan. 27, 1919 Bob Martin WWW Salle Wagram, Paris WIN
Points
Jan. 10, 1919 Victor 'KO' Marchand LLDDWL Paris WIN
KO
Dec. 20, 1918 Tommy Gavigan LLLLLL Romorantin DRAW
Points
Dec. 10, 1918 Howard Morrow LDLDDD Romorantin WIN
KO
Nov. 20, 1918 Johnny Newton DWWWDW Romorantin WIN
KO
Nov. 1, 1918 Hank Werhl L Romorantin WIN
KO
July 8, 1918 Young Guerini LLWLLL 4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City WIN
KO
Jan. 15, 1918 Hugh Weir WWLDW Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
KO
Dec. 28, 1917 Joe Borrell WLWLDL New Polo A.C., New York WIN
KO
Dec. 29, 1916 Sailor Wolfe WDWDWD Miners 8th St Theater, New York WIN
KO
Dec. 22, 1916 George Leahy LLL Miners 8th St Theater, New York WIN
NWS
Dec. 15, 1916 Young Sharkey Miners 8th St Theater, New York WIN
KO
Dec. 8, 1916 Young Guerini LLLWLL Miners 8th St Theater, New York WIN
Technical knockout
July 21, 1916 KO Jaffe LLWW New Polo A.C., New York DRAW
NWS
Dec. 1, 1915 Billy Rowe Fairmont A.C., Bronx WIN
NWS
Aug. 28, 1915 George Leahy LL Fairmont A.C., Bronx WIN
KO
Aug. 6, 1915 Battling Genrimo Miner's Bowery Theatre, New York WIN
KO
July 3, 1915 Bobby Dawson LLLW Sharkey A.C., New York WIN
Technical knockout