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    Harry Greb 1922 Fight Worn Gloves From The Gene Tunney Bout Harry Greb was a tremendous fighter who possessed excellent endurance and stamina, constantly throwing punches from all directions, earning him the title of "The Human Windmill." Greb fought in an incredible 299 bouts with some the best fighters of his era. He became the middleweight champion winning a decision over Johnny Wilson in 1923 and made six successful title defenses. His most memorable middleweight victory was a points win over the legendary Mickey Walker in 1925. During his ring career Greb battled some of the top fighters from the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions including: Jack Dillon, Battling Levinsky, Mike McTigue, Tommy Loughran (six times), Maxie Rosenbloom, Gunboat Smith, Willie Meehan, Billy Miske and Gene Tunney. Tunney was an excellent boxer who retired with just one defeat listed on his record. Greb is the only man to have defeated Tunney, decisioning him in 1922 for the vacant American Light Heavyweight title. Offered here are the historic gloves Greb used in that contest. These gloves show expected wear, with tears just above the labels on the wrists and cracking in the leather. Each glove has the remnants of white paint that was applied by the staff at "The Ring" magazine which reads, "Harry Greb Won 15 Rounds Gene Tunney May 23, 1922 New York City." LOA from former "Ring" magazine employee Grant Elvis Phillips, in addition to an LOA from Craig Hamilton/ JO Sports.

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    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
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