Gene Tunney
(James Joseph Tunney)

BORN   May 25 1897; New York, New York
DIED November 7 1978, Greenwich, Connecticut
HEIGHT 6-0 1/2
WEIGHT 155-192 lbs
MANAGERS Billy Jacob (1915-1918), Billy Roche and Sammy Kelly (1919-1920), Frank "Doc" Bagley (1920-1922) and Billy Gibson (1923-1928)
Tunney was an intelligent, dedicated, determined, self-made fighter; He studied each opponent in detail and was prepared and well-trained for every fight; He was quick, had boxing "savvy," possessed a sharp jab, a stiff right hand punch and used good footwork

Charley Rose ranked Tunney as the #6 All-Time Heavyweight; Nat Fleischer ranked him as the #8 All-Time Heavyweight; Herb Goldman ranked him as the #1 All-Time Light Heavyweight; Tunney was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1955 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990

1915
Jul  2 Bobby Dawson               New York, NY                     TK  8
          -Some sources report "TK 6" on 7/03/15
Aug  7 Battling Genrimo           New York, NY                     KO  3
Aug 28 George Lahey               New York, NY                     KO  2
Oct    Ruben "K.O." Jaffe         New York, NY                     ND  6
Dec 11 Billy Rohe                 New York, NY                     ND  6

1916
Jul 21 Ruben "K.O." Jaffe         New York, NY                     ND 10
Dec  8 Young Guarini              New York, NY                     TK  8
Dec 15 Young Sharkey              New York, NY                     KO  6
Dec 22 George Lahey               New York, NY                     ND  6
          -Some sources report "W 6"
Dec 29 Sailor Wolfe               New York, NY                     KO  2

1917
Feb  2 Victor Dahl                New York, NY                     ND 10
Oct  2 K.O. Sullivan              New York, NY                     ND 10
          -Some sources report "K.O." Jaffe
Dec 21 "Young" Joe Borrell        New York, NY                     KO  2
          -Some sources report 12/28/16

1918
Jan 15 Hughey Weir                New York, NY                     KO  2
          -Some sources report "KO 3"
May 2  -Tunney enlisted in the United States Marines Corp
Jul 8  Young Guarini              Jersey City, NJ                  KO  1
       Hank Wuerhl                Romarantin, Fr                   KO  3
          -Some sources report "KO 6"
       Johnny Newton              Romarantin, Fr                   KO  6
Dec 5  Victor "K.O." Marchand     Paris, Fr                        KO  2
Dec    Howard Morrow              Romarantin, Fr                   KO  6
Dec    Tommy Gavigan              Romarantin, Fr                    D 12
          -Some sources report "D 10"

1919
Jan 31 "Fighting" Bob Martin      Paris, Fr                         W  4
          -Martin was the Heavyweight Champion of the American
           Expediciary Forces in France; Tunney won a special
           match between the two men

          -Tunney defeated 20 opponents in France in a 
           Light-Heavyweight elimination series throughout France

Mar 24 Indian Lewis               Tours, Fr                        KO  1
Mar 31 Dare Davis                 Tours, Fr                        KO  3
Apr 14 K.O. Sullivan              Paris, Fr                         W 10
Apr 26 Ted Jamieson               Paris, Fr                         W 10
          -Tunney won the Light-Heavyweight Championship of the
           American Expediciary Forces in France by beating the
           previous 2 men in the final bouts
Dec 16 Dan O'Dowd                 Bayonne, NJ                      ND  8
          -Some sources report 12/17/19
Dec 29 Bob Pearce                 Newark, NJ                       TK  2

1920
Jan  1 Whitey Allen               Bayonne, NJ                      KO  2
Jan 20 Bud Nelson                 Bayonne, NJ                      KO  1
Jan 26 Jim Monahan                Jersey City, NJ                  TK  1
          -Some sources report "Newark, NJ"
Feb  2 Al Roberts                 Newark, NJ                       KO  8
Mar  4 Ed Kinley                  Jersey City, NJ                  KO  5
Apr  5 K.O. Sullivan              Newark, NJ                       KO  1
Apr  9 Jack Clifford              Binghamton, NY                   KO  3
          -Some sources report "Johnson City, NY"
Jun  7 Jeff Madden                Jersey City, NJ                  TK  2
Jun 28 Ole Anderson               Jersey City, NJ                  TK  3
Oct 22 "Sergeant" Ray Smith       Camden, NJ                       TK  2
Oct 25 Paul Samson-Koerner        Paterson, NJ                     ND 10
Nov 25 Leo Houck                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  7 Leo Houck                  Jersey City, NJ                  ND  8
       Leo Gates                                                   EX  5

1921
Jun 28 Johnny "Young" Ambrose     New York, NY                     KO  1
Jul  2 Horace "Soldier" Jones     Jersey City, NJ                  TK  7
Aug  4 Martin Burke               New York, NY                      W 10
Aug 18 Eddie Josephs              Staten Island, NY                 W 12
          -Some sources report 8/29/21 at "New York, NY"
Sep 26 Herbert Crossley           Brooklyn, NY                      W  7
Oct 14 Jack Burke                 New York, NY                     TK  3
Oct 25 Magnus "Wolf" Larsen       New York, NY                     TK  7
Dec 22 Eddie O'Hare               New York, NY                     KO  6
          -O'Hare was a promising, skillful, young light
           heavyweight, who subsequently met sudden death
           in doing a somersault into a pile of snow; He 
           landed on a tree stump and broke his back

1922
Jan 13 Battling Levinsky          New York, NY                      W 12
          -Light Heavyweight Championship of North America
Feb 11 Jack Clifford              Brooklyn, NY                     TK  6
Feb 14 Whitey Wenzel              Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  4
Mar  3 Fay Keiser                 Grand Rapids, Mi                 ND 10
Apr 10 Jack Burke                 Pittsburgh, Pa                   TK  9
May 23 Harry Greb                 New York, NY                      L 15
          -Light Heavyweight Championship of North America
Jul  6 Fay Keiser                 Rockaway Beach, NY                W 12
          -Some sources report 7/07/22
Aug  4 Ray Thompson               Long Branch, NJ                  KO  3
Aug 17 Charley Weinert            Newark, NJ                       ND 12
Aug 24 Tommy Loughran             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  8
Oct 27 Chuck Wiggins              Boston, Ma                        W 10
Nov  3 Jack Hanlon                Brooklyn, NY                     KO  1
Nov 29 Charley Weinert            New York, NY                     KO  4

1923
Jan 29 Jack Renault               Philadelphia, Pa                 NC  4
Feb  3 Chucks Wiggins             New York, NY                      W 12
Feb 23 Harry Greb                 New York, NY                      W 15
          -Light Heavyweight Championship of North America
May  7 Jack Clifford              Detroit, Mi                      TK  8
May 16 Jimmy Delaney              Chicago, Il                      ND 10
          -Some sources report 5/17/23
Jul 31 Dan O'Dowd                 Long Island City, NY              W 12
Dec 10 Harry Greb                 New York, NY                      W 15
          -Light Heavyweight Championship of North America

1924
Jan 15 Harry Foley                Grand Rapids, Mi                 ND 10
Jan 24 Ray Thompson               West Palm Beach, Fl              KO  2
Feb 15 Martin Burke               New Orleans, La                   W 15
Mar 17 Jimmy Delaney              St. Paul, Mn                     ND 10
Jun 26 Erminio Spalla             Bronx, NY                        TK  7
Jul 24 Georges Carpentier         New York, NY                     TK 15
Aug 18 Joe Lohman                 Columbus, Oh                     TK  8
Sep 17 Harry Greb                 Cleveland, Oh                    ND 10
Sep 27 Ray Neuman                 Ebensburg, Pa                     W 10
Oct 27 Harry Foley                Memphis, Tn                      KO  1
Nov 10 Buddy McHale               Memphis, Tn                      KO  2
Dec  8 Jeff Smith                 New Orleans, La                  ND 15
          -Some sources report "W 15"

1925
Mar 27 Harry Greb                 St. Paul, Mn                     ND 10
Jun  5 Tommy Gibbons              New York, NY                     KO 12
Jul  3 "Italian" Jack Herman      Kansas City, Mo                  KO  2
Sep 25 Bartley Madden             Minneapolis, Mn                  KO  3
Nov 18 Johnny Risko               Cleveland, Oh                    ND 12
Dec 29 Dan O'Dowd                 St. Petersburg, Fl               KO  2
       Jim Corbett                New York, NY                     EX  3
       Paul Cavalier                                               EX   
       Paul Cavalier                                               EX   

1926
       Harold Mays                Stroudsburg, Pa                  EX  3
       Harold Mays                Youngstown, Oh                   EX  3
Sep 16 Jack Delaney               Stroudsburg, Pa                  EX  2
Sep 17 Jack Delaney               Stroudsburg, Pa                  EX   
Sep 23 Jack Dempsey               Philadelphia, Pa                  W 10
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World

1927
Apr 11 Eddie Eagan                Denver, Co                       EX  4
Apr 11 Frank Muskie               Denver, Co                       EX  4
       Paul Cavalier              Speculator, NY                   EX   
       Chuck Wiggins                                               EX   
Sep  6 Chuck Wiggins              Lake Villa, Il                   EX  3
Sep  6 Billy Vidabeck             Lake Villa, Il                   EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Sep    Jimmy Slattery             Lake Villa, Il                   EX   
Sep 16 Chuck Wiggins              Lake Villa, Il                   EX  2
Sep 19 Jackie Williams            Lake Villa, Il                   EX   
Sep 19 Billy Vidabeck             Lake Villa, Il                   EX   
Sep 22 Jack Dempsey               Chicago, Il                       W 10
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World

1928
Jul 26 Tom Heeney                 Bronx, NY                        TK 12
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World

*** NCR ALL-TIME HEAVYWEIGHT COMPUTER TOURNAMENT ***
1968
       Rocky Marciano                                               L 15

Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 
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