Gene Tunney vs. Jack Dempsey (2nd meeting)
1927-09-22 : Jack Dempsey 192½ lbs lost to Gene Tunney 189½ lbs by UD in round 10 of 10
- Location: Soldiers Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Referee: Dave Barry
- Judge: George Lytton
- Judge: Sheldon Clark
World Heavyweight Title
- Photo of Soldiers Field (1927)
- See also, Jack Dempsey vs. Gene Tunney (1st meeting)
- Gallery of fight photos (images with #F17613): 
Tunney was knocked down in the seventh round; Dempsey was down in the eighth. This bout is famous for "The Long Count" controversy. For some time afterward, whenever Barry was refereeing a bout, derisive fans would start a unison count between rounds, shouting one to 14--based upon Dempsey's belief that Tunney had been down for 14 seconds, not nine.
The following January, Dempsey announced his retirement because of "trouble" he was having with his left eye muscle. In April 1928 he declared he would not make a comeback--not even for $50 million dollars. He had made enough money, he told the press, and his health was still good: "I can still walk around and tell the time."