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Old 12-27-2011, 07:40 AM
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Default Boxing’s Brainiest Champ and His Upset of the Great Jack Dempsey

Nearly eighty years later, my father can still recall the scene outside the Windsor Hotel in Montreal: the dashing and immaculately dressed young man in a felt hat standing by a sleek car—a Packard, probably, or maybe a Cadillac—supervising the bellhops as they loaded his luggage. The man in question was Gene Tunney. He had retired from boxing at the age of thirty-one and was on his honeymoon, having just married a Carnegie heiress from Greenwich. Even though he was watching from a distance down Piel Street, my father can also remember the aura that Tunney emitted: “very supercilious,” he says.

Two new books on Tunney:

Tunney: Boxing’s Brainiest Champ and His Upset of the Great Jack Dempsey
by Jack Cavanaugh
Random House, 471 pp., $27.95
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Ringside: A Treasury of Boxing Reportage
by Budd Schulberg, with an introduction by Hugh McIlvanney
Ivan R. Dee, 364 pp., $27.50
For more on this topic go to this link:
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/arch...r-in-the-ring/
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A great story indeed; thanks for your response rob.-Ron
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