Gene Tunney Wiki, Bio, Net Worth, Relationship, Awards & Quotes

James Raj “Gene Tunney” was an American professional boxer who defeated Jack Dempsey twice, first in 1926 and then in 1927. unney’s successful title defense against Dempsey is one of the most famous bouts in boxing history and is known as The Long Count Fight. Tunney retired as a heavyweight after his victory over Tom Heeney in 1928. He is known for his unique style, which was not sheer brutality like that employed by fellow boxers, but rather a calculated wearing down of the opponent to bring about a sure defeat. Tunney was not like other boxers in that he was very smart, he was even known to quote Shakespeare regularly and forbade cursing in his presence. He was not rough and brutish like the boxers were thought to be at the time. Instead he was handsome and gentlemanly. In his years in the ring he suffered only one loss decided by unanimous decision (he would go on to beat the man who defeated him in four subsequent rematches).He then married Andrew Carnegie’s great niece, Mary Josephine Lauder (aka Polly) in October, 1928, went on an extensive honeymoon, then returned to the U.S. and had four children – three sons and one daughter. He enlisted as a Marine during World War I, and he joined the Navy during World War II and was made an officer. He wrote two autobiographies – ‘A Man Must Fight’ in 1932 and ‘Arms for Living’ in 1941. He was very successful with his business interests.

Full NameGene Tunney
Net Worth$ 20 Million
Date of Birth25 May 1897
DiedNovember 7, 1978, Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Place of BirthNew York City, USA
ProfessionProfessional Boxer
NationalityAmerican
SpousePolly Lauder Tunney
ChildrenJohn V. Tunney, Joan Tunney Cook, Gene L. Tunney, Jonathan Tunney
ParentsJohn Tunney, Mary Lydon
NicknamesJames Joseph Tunney, Gene Tunney, Tunney, Gene
Movies          The Fighting Marine
Gene Tunney - The Technical Genius - YouTube

Gene Tunney Early life

Gene Tunney was the second of seven children of his parents born on 25 May 1897 in New York city, USA. His family was working class and Tunney held a number of odd jobs in his youth to help with financial burdens. When he reached the age of ten, his father presented him with his first pair of boxing gloves and he took part in the sport when he had free time, he initially learned to fight in the streets. In his teens, he started to frequent the Greenwich Village Athletic Club at nights. His day time job was typing for a steamship company. He was first paid to box at 18. He won $18 for the defeat of his more seasoned opponent, knocking him out. In World War I Tunney served in the U.S. Marines. He joined in July 1918 and was stationed in France. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal for won the Expeditionary Force light heavyweight championship while stationed in France. He started his professional career following his honorable discharge.

Gene Tunney Age, Height, Weight & Measurements

Gene Tunney was an welll know professional boxer in teh United States of America. Many of Gene Tunney fans wants to know that how talll is Gene Tunney ? also there are many questions related to his height, weight,age and many more

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Gene Tunney Relationship Status

Accordind to all the latest news, Gene Tunney is married to Mary “Polly” Lauder, who was born into a the Lauder Greenway family. Gene Tunney and Mary Lauder togethre has four childrens that are listed below

NameGene Tunney
SpousePolly Lauder Tunney
ChildrenJohn V. Tunney, Joan Tunney Cook, Gene L. Tunney, Jonathan Tunney
Polly Lauder Tunney - Wikipedia

Gene Tunney Awards

  • Tunney was defeated only once in is professional boxing career, retiring with a record of seventy-six wins to his one loss. He was the first heavy-weight champion to retire without losing his title.
  • 1919 American Expeditionary Force light heavyweight champion
  • 1922 Light heavyweight champion of North America
  • 1923 Light heavyweight champion of North America (regains title)
  • 1926-28 Heavyweight champion of the world
  • 1990 Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame

Gene Tunney Net Worth

Gene Tunney net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-21. The estimated Net income of Gene Tunney is about $ 1.5 millionn -$ 5.5 Million Gene Tunney is a Boxer, who has a net worth of $1.5 Million – $5.5 Million before the death. Gene Tunney’s income source is mostly from being a successful Boxer. is from . [Source: Forbes, Wikipedia & IMDB]

Net Worth (2021)$1.5 Million – $5.5 Million
Net Worth (2020)$1 Million – $5 Million
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Navy hero, lumberjack and boxing legend Gene Tunney still holds record for  heavyweight undefeated streak in a life more colourful than even Fury or  Wilder

Gene Tunney Trivia

  • Gene Tunney was born on May 25, 1897 (age 80) in New York City, New York, United States
  • He is a celebrity boxer
  • His popular book is … Arms for Living
  • He died on November 7, 1978, Greenwich, CT
  • His spouse is Polly Lauder Tunney (m. 1928–1978)
  • Gene Tunney’s weight is 192 lbs
  • World heavyweight boxing champion, 1926-1928.
  • Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, 1990.
  • He had four children with his wife, Mary “Polly” Lauder: son, Gene Lauder Tunney; son, John V. Tunney; son, Jonathan R. Tunney; and daughter, Joan Lauder (born in 1939).
  • Inducted into the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame, 2001 (charter member).
  • Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, 1980.
  • He was the first heavyweight champ to win his title by decision. All previous champions had won by knockout.
  • He had a brother, John, who died as a teenager. Gene named his son after him.
  • Was a world heavy weight champion when he retired from the ring. He had only one defeat during his pro-career.
  • He never lost a fight in the heavyweight division.
  • Was only knocked down one time in more than 80 fights. His controversial “Long Count” is still debated today.
  • Was one of the first scientific boxers.
  • He nearly died after losing two pints of blood in his only career defeat. He went on to avenge that loss.
  • Was on the fight card for the first Million Dollar Gate.
  • Is mentioned by James Cagney in the boxing film Winner Take All (1932): When a woman asks his punchy character about Shakespeare, Cagney states that Shakespeare’s “the fella who ruined Gene Tunny.”.

Gene Tunney Inspirational & Motivational Quotes

  • To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise. – Gene Tunney
  • Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart. – Gene Tunney
  • A boxer’s diet should be low in fat and high in proteins and sugar. Therefore you should eat plenty of lean meat, milk, leafy vegetables, and fresh fruit and ice cream for sugar. – Gene Tunney
  • Ever since boyhood I’ve made a religion of keeping in shape by regular, conscientious exercise. – Gene Tunney

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