This Day in Boxing July 24, 1924 Tunney Stops Carpentier
Gene Tunney on his way to fight Jack Dempsey
Gene Tunney 173¼ Georges Carpentier 173 86 13 5 Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA W TKO 15/15 time: 0:14 Attendance: 30,000. Tunney had the better of the fight until the tenth when he gave Carpentier a frightful beating, knocking him down three times. Georges fought back heroically, but near the end of the 14th round he went down and the count was at six when the bell rang. Carpentier came out for the 15th but the referee soon stopped it because the Frenchman was in no condition to continue. There was some question that Tunney landed a low blow to floor Carpentier in the 14th, but it was reported that privately-taken films showed no indication of a foul.