Re: Is it feasible to rank Wills over Dempsey in an ATG list?
I have. Since 1973 when I bought my first 8 mm film of Dempsey I have studied not only him but all past hwt champions. Today with YouTube it makes it much easier. However when you are talking about fighters where film footage is not the best you must heavily consider experts who saw from ringside the fighters in action. expert after expert, trainer after trainer say that Dempsey was a unique and exceptional talent. Arcel was a soft spoken man who would not jump to quick but erroneous conclusions. He was also one of boxings all time trainers. His conclusion was that Dempsey was right there, actually better, than Louis and Ali. To think he was plain wrong and with him men like Langford who also rated Jack as the best would be a huge mistake. These men saw him flesh and blood in his prime....first hand accounts.