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Dempsey-Tunney Boxing Match Anniversary #50443

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 22, 1977
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(Studio) Today is 50th anniversary of 2nd boxing match between Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) (Film of 1st match, September 23, 1926, shown.) [REFEREE - announces Tunney as new world champion.] Dempsey career recalled. Tunney caught up with him on September 23, 1926. Yr. later, rematch was staged, at Soldiers Field in Chicago. (Film shown.) Radio announcer Graham McNamee called shots for millions of Americans who gathered around radios to listen to match. (Audio tape of Round 7 played.) [McNAMEE - describes round, in which Dempsey knocks out Tunney.] However, due to Dempsey's neglecting to go to neutral corner, and referee's delay in starting count, Tunney got to feet and defeated Dempsey.
REPORTER: Howard Cosell

Cosell, Howard;
Reasoner, Harry

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