Known as “The Fighting Marine,” Gene Tunney’s legacy revolves around two key bouts in which he out-pointed Jack Dempsey to win the heavyweight crown. Selected as Ring Magazines first-ever Fighter of the Year in 1928, Tunney retired as the heavyweight champ that same year and married wealthy socialite Polly Lauder, whose grandfather George Lauder was a business partner of Andrew Carnegie. Described as a “dedicated, determined, self-educated fighter,” Tunney was inducted into Ring Magazine’s Boxing Hall of Fame in 1955. Still considered among the Top 10 Heavyweights of All Time, Tunney is also ranked in most polls as the #1 Light Heavyweight of All Time.
When it comes to describing this incredible PSA 8 Sport Kings offering of Tunney, we’ll simply say, “Watch out!!!” The Fighting Marine appears so lifelike here, he just might connect with that right. This is simply a fantastic card of the former heavyweight champ, with its glowing green background flanked with arctic white borders.