Definition of Gene Tunney from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Gene Tunney

 
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(1898-1978) a US boxer who became World Heavyweight Champion when he defeated Jack Dempsey in 1926. He beat Dempsey again in the famous 'long count' contest (1927) when Tunney was knocked down but got up to win after the referee delayed.