Gene Tunney

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 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.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 25th, 1897 (New York City), Died November 7th, 1978 (Greenwich)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: author, speaker

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-39535 10-in. 7/19/1927 Exercises nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Gene Tunney Physical instruction, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-39536 10-in. 7/19/1927 Exercises nos. 5, 6, 7, and 8 Gene Tunney Physical instruction, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-39537 10-in. 7/20/1927 Exercises nos. 9, 10, 11, and 12 Gene Tunney Physical instruction, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-39699 10-in. 7/23/1927 Talk on exercise and health by Gene Tunney Gene Tunney Physical instruction speaker, author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tunney, Gene," accessed July 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107288.

Tunney, Gene. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107288.

"Tunney, Gene." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107288

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