When Dempsey fought Tunney

heroes, hokum, and storytelling in the Jazz Age by Bruce J. Evensen

Publisher: University of Tennessee Press in Knoxville

Written in English
Cover of: When Dempsey fought Tunney | Bruce J. Evensen
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  • United States

Subjects:

  • Dempsey, Jack, 1895-,
  • Tunney, Gene, 1898-,
  • Boxers (Sports) -- United States -- Biography,
  • Sports journalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century,
  • Sportswriters -- United States -- History -- 20th century,
  • Hero worship -- United States -- History -- 20th century

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-209) and index.

StatementBruce J. Evensen.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGV1132.D4 E84 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 214 p. :
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL796578M
ISBN 100870499181, 087049919X
LC Control Number95032483

My Fights with Jack Dempsey by Gene Tunney. 1. I won the light heavyweight championship from Battling Levinsky and subsequently fought Carpentier, the Orchid Man, and went through a series of savage bouts with Harry Greb, one of the greatest of pugilists. Associated Press reporter Brian Bell came for an interview. He noticed a book. Jack Dempsey fought Gene Tunney for the second time on Septem at Soldier 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. "Dempsey was training down in Atlantic City for the fight with Tunney," recalls Loughran, "and he needed a boxer for a sparring partner. He had some other partners down there—Jimmy Delaney from St. Paul, Big Bill Tate and a fellow named Marty Burke from New Orleans, a really tall, rangy redheaded fellow—but they all knew Jack's style better than he did.   Shaw told Tunney the book was a dry account of how each fighter was defeated. For example, you hit a guy with a right hook, and knock him out. Another guy goes down with a left : Michael Osacky.

Synopsis. Jack Dempsey was born on J , in the Mormon village of Manassa, Colorado. As a boy, he worked as a farm hand, miner and cowboy and was taught to box by his older : 1 photographic print (contact sheet). | Photographs show former boxer Gene Tunney posed sitting at desk. Also Tunney and boxer Jack Dempsey standing in .

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The making of that event—not just the fight itself but the whole public frenzy that attended it—is the subject of Bruce J. Evensen’s fascinating new book.

When Dempsey Fought Tunney examines the mass media’s cultivation of celebrity during the Jazz Age. Evensen shows how Jack Dempsey, a Colorado hobo turned heavyweight boxer, came to.

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86 rows  William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey (J – ), nicknamed Kid Blackie, Total fights: 75 (6 NWS). My problem with the book is how blinded with Tunney lust Cavanaugh is and how it impacted any objectivity on his subject.

Reading this book one would believe Tunney a saint and Dempsey an over rated bum. I find it amusing that the author had to spend close to half the book on Dempsey to make a book on Tunney even by: 5.

My problem with the book is how blinded with Tunney lust Cavanaugh is and how it impacted any objectivity on his subject. Reading this book one would believe Tunney a saint and Dempsey an over rated bum. I find it amusing that the author had to spend close to half the When Dempsey fought Tunney book on Dempsey to make a book on Tunney even readable/5.

Dempsey's purse was $, and Tunney's was $, Dempsey was heavily favored to win. On the morning of the fight, Mike Trent, one of Dempsey's bodyguards, gave the champion a small glass of olive oil, a habit meant to aid digestion. Dempsey suffered something akin to food poisoning.

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Dempsey browsed the comics; Tunney preferred books. Their first fight took place in Philadelphia in before a crowd estimated atwith millions more listening on the radio. Tunney fought in the shadow of the ring's most famous practioner from the Roaring Twenties, Jack Dempsey. Tunney twice fought and beat Dempsey, but beating Dempsey didn't make Tunney respected or revered.

Rather he was frowned upon as being too well educated (read smart) to be heavyweight champion of the era/5. Includes bibliographical references (p.

) and index Dempsey and the Doctor -- Tex and Toledo -- Tunney, Dempsey, sports writers, and readers -- Hearst, the Colonel, Ochs, and the Captain: Four publishers bid for the fight -- The Philadelphia fight -- The comeback, the Chicago fight, and its aftermathPages: Bya heavyweight showdown between Tunney and Dempsey was inevitable.

Dempsey, who by then hadn’t fought in three years, would fight only for the largest of purses. In the end, Tunney beat Dempsey twice—first in front of more thanpeople in Philadelphia, then a year later at Soldier’s Field in : Jack Cavanaugh. Gene Tunney -vs- Jack Dempsey World Heavyweight Championship Having not fought in three years, Dempsey was rusty, but he was also unprepared.

In. Gene Tunney, byname of James Joseph Tunney, also called the Fighting Marine, (bornNew York, New York, U.S.—died November 7,Greenwich, Connecticut), American boxer who defeated Jack Dempsey in to become the world heavyweight boxing champion. Tunney began boxing while working as a clerk for the Ocean Steamship Company in New York City (–17).

Gene Tunney is down in the seventh round with Jack Dempsey standing in a neutral corner and the referee tolling the count over the champion during their bout at.

Dempsey and the Doctor --Tex and Toledo --Tunney, Dempsey, sports writers, and readers --Hearst, the Colonel, Ochs, and the Captain: Four publishers bid for the fight --The Philadelphia fight --The comeback, the Chicago fight, and its aftermath.

Because Dempsey's handlers also refused to put their man in with Wills, a Dempsey-Tunney fight became the next logical match-up. The Dempsey Fights. The first of the two Dempsey-Tunney fights took place on Septemat Sesquicentennial Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

It was Dempsey's first professional bout in three years. TUNNEY, James Joseph ("Gene") (b. 25 May in New York City; d. 7 November in Greenwich, Connecticut), one of the most skilled and intelligent boxers ever, usually ranked among the all-time top ten best heavyweight boxers by boxing historians, famed for defeating Jack Dempsey twice in championship was the son of John Joseph Tunney, a longshoreman, and Mary.

Buy Tunney: Boxing's Brainiest Champ and His Upset of the Great Jack Dempsey Ballantine Books Trade Pbk. Ed by Cavanaugh, Jack (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(37). During the next three years Dempsey fought only exhibition matches, and at the age of 31 he found that he had aged too much to deal with the carefully trained Tunney in their first fight.

On Septemin Chicago, they met again in the famous “ Battle of the Long Count,” in which Dempsey forfeited his chance for a seventh-round knockout by standing over the fallen Tunney rather. Tunney, who earned $, in his entire career before his first fight with Dempsey, earned $, and $, for his two victories over Dempsey and $, for beating Heeney.

" When Dempsey Fought Tunney: Heroes, Hokum and Storytelling in the Jazz Age by Bruce J. Evensen A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers.

My problem with the book is how blinded with Tunney lust Cavanaugh is and how it impacted any objectivity on his subject. Reading this book one would believe Tunney a saint and Dempsey an over rated bum.

I find it amusing that the author had to spend close to half the book on Dempsey to make a book on Tunney even readable/5(36). Buy the Paperback Book When Dempsey Fought Tunney: Heroes Hokum Storytelling Jazz Age by Bruce J.

Evenson atCanada's largest bookstore. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. Dempsey became the first fighter to generate a million dollar gate.

His knockouts over Luis Firpo and George Carpienter are legendary. He lost his tile after almost 7 years to Gene Tunney. Lost to Tunney in the "Battle of the Long Count" and retired. Inat 36, Jack Dempsey announced his comeback and fought hundreds of exhibitions.

Jack Dempsey has always been my favorite boxer, Randy Roberts did his home work before writing this wonderful book. He went into great detail, when Dempsey fought Firpo,and when he lost his title to Gene who enjoys reading about heavyweight champions from the past, will really love this book.5/5(2).

One time, Marty sparred six rounds in one week with Dempsey, and then fought 15 with Gene Tunney for the American light-heavyweight championship. "The six rounds with Dempsey were worse than the. My problem with the book is how blinded with Tunney lust Cavanaugh is and how it impacted any objectivity on his subject.

Reading this book one would believe Tunney a saint and Dempsey an over rated bum. I find it amusing that the author had to spend close to half the book on Dempsey to make a book on Tunney even readable/5(37).

Dempsey, Jack (Book) A flame of pure fire: Jack Dempsey and the roaring '20s by Roger Kahn (Book When Dempsey fought Tunney: heroes, hokum, and storytelling in the Jazz Age by Bruce J Evensen.

When Dempsey fought Tunney: heroes, hokum, and storytelling in the Jazz Age by Bruce J Evensen (Book); The long count by Mel Heimer (Book); Shaw's champions: G.B.S.

& prizefighting from Cashel Byron to Gene Tunney by Benny Green (Book). By sundown Dempsey was heavyweight champion, a title he retained until latewhen Gene Tunney outpointed him in the rain in Philadelphia before a crowd estimated at ,Gene Tunney advised: "Drink two quarts of milk a day and think of nothing but boxing." (National Portrait Gallery, SI) Tunney's boxing gloves from the famous "long count" fight with Jack Dempsey.But Babe Ruth’s highest salary with the New York Yankees was $88, in ; Jack Dempsey made $, for one fight against Gene Tunney in He fought in the first million dollar gate, the first two million dollar gate and the first million dollar gate where there was no title attached to the fight itself.

So, he was as big as it gets.