Gene Tunney - Quotes

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To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.

To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.

Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart.

Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart.

If all human lives depended upon their usefulness - as might be judged by certain standards - there would be a sudden and terrific mortality in the world. ---->>>

The way to know about championship quality is to learn from champions, and that I did; studying them with professional purpose during my time in the ring and from habitual interest afterward. ---->>>

Upon awakening in the morning, I wondered if the proceedings of the night before had been a dream. It was hard to believe that I was the world's heavyweight champion. ---->>>

A boxer's diet should be low in fat and high in proteins and sugar. Therefore you should eat plenty of lean meat, milk, leafy vegetables, and fresh fruit and ice cream for sugar.

A boxer's diet should be low in fat and high in proteins and sugar. Therefore you should eat plenty of lean meat, milk, leafy vegetables, and fresh fruit and ice cream for sugar.

Normally, I could hit hard enough, as anyone who studied my fights might have known. But the impression was that I was essentially defensive, the very reverse of a killer, the prize fighter who read books, even Shakespeare. ---->>>

Fat is one of the chief enemies of the heart because it has to be plentifully supplied with blood and thus needlessly increases the pumping load that the heart must sustain. ---->>>

In youth, we get plenty of exercise through games and running around, but as middle life approaches, we settle down, literally and figuratively. ---->>>

My own ambition in the ring had always been skillful boxing, speed and defense - on the order of Mike Gibbons. ---->>>

Never eat less than four hours before boxing. Then eat only lightly. ---->>>

Handball, swimming, running, jumping, basketball, and boxing were as much a part of me as breathing. ---->>>

One half-conscious thought was burned in my mind: stay on your feet. ---->>>

Though I was not a belligerent kid, I do not think I ever passed up a good opportunity to fight. ---->>>

The man who has allowed his body to deteriorate cuts a pitiful figure - chest collapsed, stomach protruding. ---->>>

As a West Side kid fooling around with boxing gloves, I had been, for some reason of temperament, more interested in dodging a blow than in striking one. ---->>>

A concave chest means that your diaphragm is sagging. ---->>>

Ever since boyhood I've made a religion of keeping in shape by regular, conscientious exercise. ---->>>

A boxer must exercise and develop every part of his body. ---->>>

I did six years of planning to win the championship from Jack Dempsey. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: May 25, 1897
Birthplace:
Die: 11-07, 1978
Occupation: Athlete
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James Joseph "Gene" Tunney (May 25, 1897 – November 7, 1978) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1915 to 1928. He held the world heavyweight title from 1926 to 1928, and the American light heavyweight title twice, from 1922 to 1923. A highly technical boxer, Tunney had a five-fight rivalry with Harry Greb in which he won three, drew once, with one loss (wikipedia)