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    Boxing in America: Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey.

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    Full title reads: "Gene Tunney new World's boxing champion by smashing victory over Jack Dempsey, champion since 1919".

    Philadelphia, United States of America (U.S.A.).

    C/U of Tunney training; he is punching a punch bag. M/S of Tunney boxing in front of an audience. Could be Dempsey but more likely a sparring partner as he wears protective head gear. C/U of Tunney laughing at camera, he wears smart suit. C/U of Tunney chatting amiably with Dempsey.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:00:47. M/S of Tunney dressed just in shorts. He spreads his arms out and turns around, showing his physique off to camera, flexing muscles etc. Alternative title (for American version?), reading: "The Fighting Marine wins heavyweight crown from Jack Dempsey by decision in 10-round bout before huge throng in the Sesqui-Centennial Stadium". C/U of Tunney. Intertitle: "The vanquished defender". C/U of Dempsey. Intertitle: "Dempsey reached top form by many days of strenuous training". Various shots of Dempsey training; with punch bags, with sparring partners in front of audience. Intertitle: "The challenger worked hard with sparring partner to perfect his plan of attack".

    Intertitle: "Animated drawing shows how the fighters match up as they appear in the ring, by Bert Green". Cut out stills of two boxers with names at ages (28, 31) above them. Lines appear giving their vital statistics (heights, chest width, weight etc.). Intertitle: "Tunney is first to enter the ring". Intertitle: "No pictures of the actual fight can be released, in accordance with Federal Law prohibiting transportation in interstate commerce of motion picture fight film". Intertitle: "After first round in which Tunney has the advantage, Dempsey appears worried as he rests in his corner.

    Note: see record for TUNNEY WINS WORLD TITLE in G 1334.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:04:00:00
    G 1332

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  1. Unknown user says

    The bout took place on 23 September 1926.

    Further footage of the fight can be seen in clip 640.10.

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