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Old 08-02-2012, 06:07 AM   #25
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Default Re: What sort of fighter was Harry Wills

Originally Posted by Legend X View Post
Dempsey's infighting is hardly better than average because there's so much film of it.

Wills' infighting was amazing because there are newspaper reports and where and whether it exists on film it's extremely hard to find.

Dempsey was lauded in ink but it doesn't count because those writers were professional myth-makers.

Wills was lauded in ink and that proves he was a superior fighter to the others of his era.
Can I get you some wine to go with that whining?

No ones saying Wills in fighting was amazing, we know he scored KOs in several of his fights on the inside and was a bodypuncher though so it indicates he was adept inside

Obviously when someone states Dempsey-Firpo was 1 of the greatest feats of infighting it needs to be put in perspective, ie offensively he was good but he gave no regard to defence and a better fighter would hit him far more

Dempsey does get lauded in ink and he gets his fair share of criticism from papers of the time too
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