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Waiting for Gene Tunney

Crowd of boys at Dun Laoghaire, Dublin eagerly awaiting the arrival of boxer Gene Tunney, who was the retired world heavyweight boxing champion. Tunney beat Jack Dempsey aka The Manassa Mauler twice, the first time in 1926 - taking the world title that Dempsey had held since 1919.

 

Date: Thursday, 23 August 1928

 

NLI Ref.: INDH928

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Taken on August 23, 1928