Re: Lesser Known Bad Decisions/Robberies
"add this as well: The earlier verdict of ten rounds for Greb quoted from the NY Morning Telegraph was from Sam Taub, James Sinnot, writing for the same paper also gave it to Greb by a margin of 8 rnds Greb, 5 Tunney, and 2 even. He added that a draw would have been an injustice. Joe Lynch, then bantamweight champion, interviewed by the Sun felt Greb won it.
The bout is listed on Boxrec as a Unanimous Decision but this was not officially announced as in those days generally only the winner was announced. Two days after the fight the New York Tribune wrote that the decision had been a split decision with 2 votes for Tunney and 1 for Greb.
So now our tally is (excluding Joe Lynch and one of the judges): 6 for Tunney, 17 for Greb, and 4 a draw. or 21 of 27 (77%) who felt Greb should have kept his crown. More than three fourths of some of the most respected boxing minds in the country (that we know witnessed the fight) felt Tunney DID NOT deserve the decision.