Originally Posted by HOUDINI
Who back in Dempsey's day picked wills to beat Dempsey? Not many at all. I would say the consensus of opinion either during Dempsey's time or since heavily favor Dempsey to ko Wills.
The consensus was also that he was the most likely of all the contenders throughout most of his reign he was the most likely to win.
Furthermore, it was the overwhelming consensus that Liston would beat Ali, that Foreman would beat Ali, that Tyson would beat Holyfield, that Sullivan would beat Corbett and so on and so forth.
Two great fighters meet, you never know.