The Long Count

Gene Tunney is knocked down for the famous "Long Count" in the match against <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001368" title="Jack Dempsey" href="/topic/entertainment/jack-dempsey-PECLB001368.topic">Jack Dempsey</a> at <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLTRA0000156" title="Soldier Field" href="/topic/sports/football/soldier-field-PLTRA0000156.topic">Soldier Field</a> Sept. 22, 1927. Tunney survived a seventh-round knockdown when the referee delayed the count because Dempsey didn’t go to a neutral corner.
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( Tribune archive photo )

Gene Tunney is knocked down for the famous "Long Count" in the match against Jack Dempsey at Soldier Field Sept. 22, 1927. Tunney survived a seventh-round knockdown when the referee delayed the count because Dempsey didn’t go to a neutral corner.

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