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Who won the "The Battle of the Long Count", fought in 1927?

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posted Jan 18, 2017 by Abu Anam

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The Long Count Fight, or the Battle of the Long Count, was a professional boxing rematch between world heavyweight champion Gene Tunney and former champion Jack Dempsey. It took place on September 22, 1927, at Soldier Field in Chicago. "Long Count" is applied to the fight because when Tunney was down the count was delayed due to Dempsey's failure to go to and remain in a neutral corner. Whether this "long count" actually affected the outcome remains a subject of debate . The fight was won by the great Gene Tunney

answer Mar 2, 2017 by anonymous
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Gene Tunney

American world heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney, On Sept. 22, 1927, in Chicago, the famous “Battle of the Long Count,” in which Dempsey forfeited his chance for a seventh-round knockout by standing over the fallen Tunney rather than going to a neutral corner of the ring. Tunney recovered to win another 10-round decision.

answer Jan 27, 2017 by Ramya
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