Originally Posted by MadcapMaxie
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.
At least he would still be in the fight, with a chance to win.
Whatever you are...outskilled or out muscled, if you just go into a shell to survive, you have lost for sure.
Whereas if you keep trying to the bitter end, you're in with some kind of a chance...as Dempsey proved in the rematch with Tunney.
Great fighters like Dempsey, Louis, Marciano, Ali, Frazier, Holmes etc never
stop trying. It's a big part of what makes them great.
BTW, Dempsey is my pick here, too. Prime Dempsey is like a buzz saw.