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Old 10-12-2012, 04:43 PM   #12
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Default Re: Gene Tunney vs Cleveland Williams

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Originally Posted by orriray59 View Post
I'd favor Tunney but you never know. Williams hit like a truck and he was quite big. If he caught Gene square on the chin with a left hook as he came in, it could be very detrimental for the Fighting Marine.
This. Except there is no "if" about it. He WOULD. Tunney is no Willie Pep defensively. Not even close. Look at the write ups of his fights. He was never all that hard to hit (not easy, but not particularly difficult). He good defensively but never considered a wizard. The two wins over the faded Dempsey have severely bloated his rep in this department.
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