Re: Is it feasible to rank Wills over Dempsey in an ATG list?
I've already seen people place Wills in their top 10, while completely omitting Dempsey. Is it rightful? I honestly don't know. I think Wills arguably beat a larger array of men who had world class ability for the day, than Dempsey did. No he was never officially the heavyweight champ of the world, and held the sanctioned belt known as the " colored title.", which I guess would be comparable to an alphabet strap today. But he did ride right alongside Dempsey as the second best heavyweight of the era for as long as Jack reigned and was even taking care of a lot of Jack's would be challengers for him.