Saturday, October 25

The Long Count Fight

Wikipedia - "The Long Count Fight or the Battle Of The Long Count was the boxing rematch between world Heavyweight champion Gene Tunney and former champion Jack Dempsey, held on September 22, 1927, at Soldier Field in Chicago. Just 364 days before, on September 23, 1926, Tunney had beaten Dempsey by a ten round unanimous decision to lift the world Heavyweight title, in Philadelphia. The first fight between Tunney and Dempsey had been moved out of Chicago because Dempsey had learned that Al Capone was a big fan of his, and he did not want Capone to be involved in the fight. Capone reportedly bet $50,000 on Dempsey for the rematch, which fueled false rumors of a fix. Dempsey was favored by odds makers in both fights, largely because of public betting which heavily tilted towards Dempsey."
Dempsey loses on long count
Gene Tunney -vs- Jack Dempsey 1927 (Rare Long Count film)
The Dempsey-Tunney Fight of 1926
YouTube: Jack Dempsey vs Gene Tunney - The Long Count (1927)