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Editorial-Fight Champions – Strength Magazine – November, 1928

When Tunney defeated Dempsey in Philadelphia the unanimous opinion of the experts was that the day of great crowds at fights was over. When they fought again at Chicago, it was generally conceded that this fight would draw a great crowd and, of course, it did. Then when Tunney fought Heeney before a rather disappointing gathering, many sport writers conceded that the clay of big crowds was really gone when Tunney retired from the ring, it was generally conceded that this settled the matter.

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