Originally Posted by Unforgiven
According to boxrec Willie Meehan's birth name was Eugene Walcott
Apart from the obvious boxing Walcotts, another famous Eugene Walcott was 'Louis Eugene Wolcott', aka Louis Farrakhan.
This explains why Dempsey had trouble with him.
As we all know, Dempsey was freaked by anything that even suggested blackness in a fighter.
Astute scholarship! Bravo!