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Old 07-27-2012, 06:59 PM   #6
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Default Re: Who was more past their prime: Dempsey in 1926 or Louis in 1946??

I'd say Louis. His steady slippage -- although he was still the best in the world in 1946 -- can be seen fight by fight through the latter years of his reign.

I don't think Dempsey was so much past his prime as he was rusty, and then he ran into a guy who would have probably given him fits and thoroughly outboxed him at any point in his career.
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