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Ultimate fight club: A look at the greatest bouts
Ultimate fight club: A look at the greatest bouts

About 150,000 spectators squeezed into Soldier Field in Chicago that night in September, 1927, and many left convinced they'd witnessed the fight of the century. The drama's high point came in Round 7 when former champion Jack Dempsey stung Gene Tunney with a savage left hook to the jaw, part of a six-punch flurry that dumped the heavyweight champ on the canvas. Tunney, his arm grabbing a ring rope, seemed glassy-eyed as he sat for 14 seconds while the referee delayed starting a count till Dempsey moved to a neutral corner. Tunney officially rose at nine, and summoning his superior boxing skills dominated the rest of the bout to keep his title. But the debate was on before...

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