The 200 Most Important Events In Sports History

After losing the heavyweight title to former U.S. Marine Gene Tunney only 364 days prior, Jack Dempsey seemed ready for his September 1926 rematch. 

Losing the points battle, Dempsey knocked his opponent down with a ferocious punch, but immediately forgot to get back to his neutral corner (a new rule at the time).

This supplied Tunney with an extra four seconds on the ground, and evidently, the controversial long count.

Dempsey would go on to lose this epic rematch.

The fight earned $2.6 million at the gate and was the first to even cross the $1 million mark. All the factors involved made the crazy ending one of the most controversial events in sports history.

 

Image via boxing.com

Source : http://www.bleacherreport.com/articles/1145336-the-200-most-important-events-in-sports

The 200 Most Important Events in Sports History
Is Mountain West football falling behind the Group of 5? Fixing the MW bowl lineup is an uphill battle
Swim England Winter C’ships: Guy Goes For Possible 200 Fly History
UFC is facing its most important contract negotiation
TWO world championships and 7 other reasons Birmingham is BIG on sport in 2018
Mavericks surf contest gets the go-ahead
How We Got Our Bible: From the Apostles To You
BP buys stake in solar company
London Olympics: NBC coverage most-watched TV event in U.S. history