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Boxers found second home in Speculator

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World heavyweight champion James Joseph “Gene” Tunney trained for his most important fights in Speculator in the Adirondacks in the 1920s. One of the champion’s sons spoke this summer at a talk arranged by the Friends of the Lake Pleasant Library. Speculator is a village in the town of Lake Pleasant in Hamilton County. Jay R. Tunney has written a book, “The Prizefighter and the Playwright,” about the seemingly improbable friendship between his father and ...


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