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review Tunney: Boxing's Brainiest Champ and His Upset of the Great Jack Dempsey 107 Read & Download ¶ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß Jack Cavanaugh ONEThe Longshoreman s SonJohn Tunney always liked a good fight from afar From the days of his boyhood in Ireland s County Mayo where he grew up idolizing John L Sullivan the bare knuckled and blustering heavyweight champion from Boston to the years after he arrived in New York where he came to worship another American born Irish boxer James J Corbett whose victory over Sullivan with padded gloves ushered in a new era in boxing Tunney s favorite diversion was watching reading about or talking about boxing bouts This was especially true if a bout involved Irish boxers which in that era many if indeed not most didAfter emigrating to the United States around although he claimed to have made a stopover years before as a boy sailor aboard a windjammerTunney reveled in observing two men go at it in the ring at smokers which abounded in New York from the s until shortly after World War I Usually staged in smoke filled Knights of Columbus halls capable of seating several hundred patrons and in large basements of other fraternal organizations smokers were designed to circumvent New York state laws against professional boxing which at the time was held in disrepute in the United States and most of the world except for England Generally held on Friday and Saturday nights smokers tended to attract a rowdy crowd of men a large percentage of them Irish and Italian immigrants most of whom placed bets with one another Often raucous the spectators at times produced fights as good as if not better than the ones in the ring The police virtually never interfered and indeed promoters often hired off duty officers to try to prevent the freuent disorders that erupted during bouts and that usually stemmed from excessive drinkingAs a stevedore on the Hudson River docks in the western part of Greenwich Village known later as the West Village Tunney also was accustomed to seeing but personally avoiding the fierce bloody brawls between longshoremen competing for jobs at daily shape ups which determined who would load and unload freighters on a given day Then there were the impromptu fights that broke out occasionally in the saloons that abounded in the neighborhood to which he and his family had moved in But even watching those fracases had little impact on Tunney jaded at having seen so many of them particularly on the docks which were as mob controlled around the turn of the twentieth century as they were a half a century later The same was true of the bloodletting that ensued from street fights involving Greenwich Village toughs including members of the Hudson Dusters or Gophers two of theprominent of the notorious gangs of New York which had maintained an intimidating influence on businessmen and residents on the lower West Side of Manhattan since the middle of the nineteenth centuryBut Tunney abhorred violence when it involved any of his three sons particularly James Joseph the oldest a spindly youngster who often returned home from school bloodied after having been accosted and beaten by one orneighborhood bullies In a poor neighborhood populated primarily by Irish immigrants of limited means such as the one in which the Tunney family lived flexing one s muscles even in prepubescence was if not a way out then possibily a way upJames Joseph Tunney was no match for older and heavier youths who set upon him either individually or in groups if for no other reason than that he had refrained from gang activities and had attracted attention because of his athleticism primarily in basketball distance running and swimming That young Tunney was slight of build and usually loaded down with school and library books made him an evenvulnerable target for neighborhood toughs as did his disinclination to fight backAware of what was happening to his oldest son whom he called Skinny John Tunney decided on James s tenth 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review Tunney: Boxing's Brainiest Champ and His Upset of the Great Jack Dempsey 107 Read & Download ¶ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß Jack Cavanaugh John Tunney s heroes of the past but so that the boy could learn how to defend himself against neighborhood hoodlums Much as he liked boxing John Tunney like his wife Mary wanted his eldest son to become a priest a common desire on the part of immigrant Irish parents of the eraThe sight of the gloves entranced the boy who had already become fascinated with boxing through the cartoons and columns on boxing in the New York Evening World by Robert Edgren Infatuated with the gift young Tunney aided by his father put on the twelve ounce gloves far heavier than the eight and six ounce gloves used by both amateur and professional boxers and began sparring playfully with his younger brothers John seven and Tom six By that time James Joseph had become known as Gene to family members and friends a name bestowed on him by his youngest of four sisters Agnes who in struggling to say James kept saying something that sounded muchlike GeneJohn Tunney s own fascination with boxing was easy to understand He had boxed bare fisted as a teenager in Kiltimagh in County Mayo and while weighing around pounds he had filled in occasionally and with no particular distinction as a substitute boxer at Knights of Columbus smokers in Manhattan Also Irish boxers both those from the Old Country and those born in the United States dominated the sport in the latter part of the nineteenth century and during the first two decades of the twentieth With not much else to lift their spirits while toiling at what for the most part were menial low paying jobs Irish immigrants like Tunney could take pride in Irish fighters like Sullivan The Boston Strong Boy as he was called Corbett to a far lesser degree than Sullivan from whom he had won the heavyweight title to the chagrin of most Irish boxing fans the freckle faced skinny legged Bob Fitszimmons who took away Corbett s title after having won the world middleweight title and later captured the light heavyweight championship and the great middleweight champion Jack Dempsey from County Kildare Reflecting the Irish dominance of boxing at the time Irish American boxers held five of the seven weight division championships in Intrigued now by a sport to which he had previously given scant notice young Gene Tunney soon began boxing with friends and older boys in the gymnasium at the Villagers Athletic Club a hotbed of sports activity in the West Village Remarkably uick for a boy in his early teens Tunney even impressed Willie Green a veteran professional lightweight fighter from Greenwich Village who often worked out at both places and eventually taught young Tunney the rudiments of boxing and occasionally sparred with him to young Tunney s delight With a newly instilled confidence in his ability not only to defend himself but also to retaliate Tunney began to respond to older street gang attackers with his fists though only when his defensive tactics proved insufficient Before long the attacks on the scrawny Tunney began to abate as his reputation as a skilled boxer spread among the neighborhood s thugs Whenever either of his brothers was threatened or set upon by young toughs older and bigger Tunney approached the neighborhood hoodlums and warned them to leave his siblings alone or face the conseuences For his newfound boxing skills and the concomitant confidence they had instilled in him Tunney would forever be indebted to Willie GreenThough longshoremen historically have been better paid than other blue collar workers John Tunney brought home only fifteen dollars a week the euivalent today of about three hundred dollars hardly enough for a family of nine even in the early s But despite the impecunious circumstances of almost all of its residents most of whom usually shared a water closet with several other families the neighborhood in which the Tunneys lived was hardly a slum After living in an apartment on West nd Street where Gene Tunney was born on May the family moved to Perry Street in Greenwich Village five months later Several years after that the Tu

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