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American boxer. Gene Tunney down for the famous long count in the championship bout with Dempsey at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, 22 September 1927

American boxer. Gene Tunney down for the famous long count in the championship bout with Dempsey at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, 22 September 1927


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American boxer. Gene Tunney down for the famous long count in the championship bout with Dempsey at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, 22 September 1927

JACK DEMPSEY (1895-1983).
American boxer. Gene Tunney down for the famous long count in the championship bout with Dempsey at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, 22 September 1927

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1927 Boxer Chicago Competition Dempsey Fight Gene Glove Gloves Heavy Weight Jack Referee Ring Spectator Knock Out Tunney


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In this iconic photo print, we witness a pivotal moment in boxing history as American boxer Gene Tunney finds himself down for the famous long count during his championship bout with Jack Dempsey at Soldier Field in Chicago on September 22,1927. The intensity of the competition is palpable as both fighters give their all inside the ring. The referee stands nearby, closely monitoring the situation while the crowd anxiously watches from their seats. Spectators are captivated by this high-stakes match between two heavyweights, knowing that every move could determine victory or defeat. Tunney's gloved hand lies sprawled on the canvas, symbolizing his resilience and determination to rise again. Meanwhile, Dempsey looms over him like a formidable force ready to strike once more. This image captures not only a physical knockdown but also represents an early example of sportsmanship and perseverance. Chicago's Soldier Field serves as the backdrop for this historic event - its grandeur magnifying the significance of this fierce battle taking place within its confines. The gloves worn by both fighters carry years of training and dedication behind them, representing countless hours spent perfecting their craft. This photograph immortalizes one of boxing's most memorable moments when Gene Tunney faced adversity head-on and ultimately triumphed over Jack Dempsey in what would be remembered as a legendary encounter between two great athletes.

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