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On This Day: Gene Tunney fortunate to get verdict over Harry Greb in their third meeting

Nick Bond finds the original Gene Tunney-Harry Greb III ringside report and it makes for fascinating reading
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BAD decisions, it seems, are not a modern phenomenon. World middleweight king Harry Greb found out first hand way back in 1923.

By this account, his great rival, Gene Tunney was rather fortunate to be rendered the winner in the third of their five meetings for the U.S. light-heavyweight title.

Let us take you back to the Roaring Twenties on a cold winter night at the Mecca of boxing, Madison Square Garden.