Tunney wins "long count" fight

On Sept. 22, 1927, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001368" title="Jack Dempsey" href="/topic/entertainment/jack-dempsey-PECLB001368.topic">Jack Dempsey, left, </a> lost to Gene Tunney at <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLTRA0000156" title="Soldier Field" href="/topic/sports/football/soldier-field-PLTRA0000156.topic">Soldier Field</a>.  But Tunney may have benefited when he was knocked down in what historians describe as the famous "long count" by the referee.
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On Sept. 22, 1927, Jack Dempsey, left, lost to Gene Tunney at Soldier Field. But Tunney may have benefited when he was knocked down in what historians describe as the famous "long count" by the referee.

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