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Gene Tunney is the new heavyweight champion...

Item # 648140

September 24, 1926

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 24, 1926.

* Gene Tunney defeats Jack Dempsey
* World's heavyweight boxing title
* 135,000 people in attendance
The front page features has a nice banner headline proclaiming: "TUNNEY IS NEW CHAMPION, BEATS DEMPSEY IN TEN ROUNDS; OUTFIGHTS RIVAL ALL THE WAY, DECISION NEVER IN DOUBT; 135,000 PAY MORE THAN $2,000,000  TO SEE BOUT IN THE RAIN" with many subheads that include: "VICTORY IS POPULAR ONE" "TUNNEY ALWAYS MASTER" "The Round-by-Round Description Shows How Tunney Beat Dempsey" and more with photo of Tunney. Unusual for such great coverage of a boxing match on the front page, especially in the prestigious New York Times. A great item for display.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 48 pages, light toning, a little irregular along the spine, very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century