Originally Posted by McGrain
Dempsey did MUCH better against Tunney than Haye did against Wlad as far as his appraisal as a fighter goes. Haye did nothing. Nothing. Dempsey never, ever stopped trying. He showed great heart to keep coming and coming and, rather famously, he came quite close to winning.
That's far better than Haye's non-effort.
Although I understand what your saying there's a big difference between Tunney and Wlad. I think Magna nailed it, Haye felt the power of Wlad and packed it in mentally, kinda like Tua against Lewis. I highly doubt if Dempsey felt this power he'd pack it in more likely make him more pissed but that would be his downfall. Dempsey was sometimes too aggressive for his own good and in this match up could spell doom, althought I wouldn't bet on that occuring hence why I picked Dempsey.