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Jack Dempsey vs Gene Tunney Vintage Photo 1927 fans wait

Jack Dempsey vs Gene Tunney Vintage Photo 1927 fans wait

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1927 Jack Dempsey vs. Gene Tunney
"Long Count" Original Vintage Photo

We have just acquired Eight spectacular Original vintage photos from this historical boxing match in 1927.   This dramatic photo shows the intensity of boxing fans awaiting the gates at Soldier's Field to open for the historic fight..

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1927 Dempsey Vs. Tunney Original Photograph. Famously recognized as the "Long Count Fight," the September 22, 1927 boxing match between Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey is portrayed in this 8x10" original photograph.. "International News Reel" stamping is on the verso, while it has been marked in neatly printed vintage fountain ink on the front with description of captured moment.  EX-MT condition with expected slight sepia age toning....

* See the other seven photos from this collection below under Also Recommended, and also the Original Usher ticket and Ribbon for this fight. 

Note: Cvtreasures stamp NOT on original photo

Jack Dempsey fought Gene Tunney for the second time on September 22, 1927 at Soldier's Field in Chicago. Tunney out pointed Dempsey until the seventh round when Dempsey landed a volley of punches sending Tunney crashing to the canvas. Dempsey failed to go immediately to a neutral corner and referee Dave Barry delayed the count. But instead of picking up the count with the timekeeper, Barry started the count at one, giving Tunney several extra seconds to regain his feet. The very next round Tunney dropped Dempsey with a chopping right and Barry immediately started the count, without sending Tunney to a neutral corner! Thus was born the celebrated "long count" fight that has remained a controversy to this day.

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