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Gene Tunney

Gene Tunney (Boxing.  Born, New York, NY, May 25, 1898; died, Greenwich, CT, Nov. 7, 1978.)  James Joseph Tunney started his pro career with three fights in New York and won all three by knockout.  World War I delayed the development of his pro career, but in 1919 he gained considerable fame by winning the […]

Battling Levinsky

Battling Levinsky (Boxing. Born, Philadelphia, PA, June 10, 1889; died, Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 12, 1949.) Born Bernard Lerowitz, Battling Levinsky was a popular fighter in several weight classes over a 23-year career (1906-29) who fought 56 times in New York. Levinsky also had 24 bouts in Brooklyn, five in the Rockaways, four in Jersey City, […]

Georges Carpentier

Georges Carpentier (Boxing.  Born, Lens, France, Jan. 12, 1894; died, Paris, France, Oct. 27, 1975.)  Known as the only boxer to have fought professionally in all weight classes, Georges Carpentier was a party to boxing’s first million-dollar gate main event.  Carpentier, a French World War I veteran, had 106 pro bouts but is remembered for […]

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