Gene Tunney, Undefeated World Heavyweight Champion

Gene Tunney was an Undefeated World Heavyweight Champion Both of Gene Tunney's parents came from Kiltimagh.

He was born in 1897 in New York City.

Gene's boxing career began in New York's West Side but took off while serving in the US Marine Corps during the first World War.

Gene Tunney remains the only undefeated Heavyweight Champion in history.

Tunney raised the status of boxing and afterwards became a successful business executive and freelance writer. His article on boxing 'A Man must Fight' 1922, is a classic of its genre.

Tunney is survived by his wife Polly Lauder Tunney (died in 2008) and four sons.

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