Gene Tunney stopped Tom Heeney in Round 11 to retain his world heavyweight title – (This Day In Boxing History)

July 26, 1928 – Gene Tunney stopped Tom Heeney in Round 11 (of 15) to retain his world heavyweight title at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.


Tunney, a 3-to-1 favorite, was making his second title defense after beating Jack Dempsey twice to first win and then retain the championship. With the retired Dempsey working in Heeney’s corner, Tunney gained a 10th-round knockdown before finishing the challenger in the 11th.

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