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Old 07-27-2007, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default Where does Gene Tunney rank ?

At heavyweight, at light-heavy, and pound-for-pound ?
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Old 07-27-2007, 05:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Where does Gene Tunney rank ?

I only feel comfortable ranking him at Light Heavy, where i'd go top 3.
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Old 07-27-2007, 05:50 PM   #3
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At light heavyw he is top 5 for sure with a good claim to the No1 spot.

At heavyweight he ranks higher head to head than he dose on resume.

Jack Sharkey for example has a far deeper resume but looking at their fights against common oponents you get the idea that Tunney was a level above.
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Old 07-27-2007, 06:17 PM   #4
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At light heavyw he is top 5 for sure with a good claim to the No1 spot.

At heavyweight he ranks higher head to head than he dose on resume.

Jack Sharkey for example has a far deeper resume but looking at their fights against common oponents you get the idea that Tunney was a level above.
Tunney easily outclassed andstopped Tom Heeney in 11 rounds ,SHarkey fought Heeney earlier and should have done the same to set up a meeting with Gene ,but he only scraped a draw,Jack was inconsistant,Tunney wasnt,he was a cool calculating boxer with good skills ,but his resume is pretty thin at Heavy so he is difficult to evaluate,top 15probably ,at LH easily top 5 imo.
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Old 07-27-2007, 06:49 PM   #5
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Default Re: Where does Gene Tunney rank ?

He was Heavyweight Champion so where do we rate him there, well his career was short but he did well vs a not too shot but rusty Dempsey, so based on those wins I say he holds his own vs anyone in the top 10 and IMO is close to the top 10 somewhere
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:06 PM   #6
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I put Tunney up there on any list.
He was a well prepaired master boxer.
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:29 PM   #7
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Tunney is definently top 5 at lightheavyweight. At heavyweight, he ranks in the 15-20 range of all time.
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:34 PM   #8
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I think he's top 15 at heavyweight, top 4 at light-heavyweight.

Pound-for-pound he might make the top 30 boxers ever.
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Old 07-28-2007, 01:12 AM   #9
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Default Re: Where does Gene Tunney rank ?

It wouldn't be a stretch to put him at top 30 p4p...your rankings seem pretty much right for him. For holding a winning record against Greb and Dempsey, Tunney's a guy who doesn't get mentioned enough.
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