History

What Will Tunney Do? – Strength Magazine – May, 1927

The recent crowning of a new champion, as a result of Tunney’s effective onslaught on Dempsey’s title, raises a question in the minds of many boxing fans. They are interested in what his attitude to the public will be and how willingly he will defend his title. This present era of high pressure finance, which the boxing game is in the midst of, has a tendency to cut down on the number of championship fights and thus minimize the number of chances for other boxers to compete for the championship. The purses have been getting higher and higher; for this, no doubt, Tex Rickard & Co. are to be credited or blamed.