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Old 11-24-2012, 03:25 AM   #158
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Default Re: Is it feasible to rank Wills over Dempsey in an ATG list?

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Originally Posted by PowerPuncher View Post
Oh come on, the Tate DQ was a fluke and effectively a NC after Wills had beat him how many times? Not to mention DQs/retirements didn't tend to see a passing of a title in these days and hence the rematch, it is pretty much a ND. Tate was a decent fighter too, probably with an incomplete record and a win over Langford

Whether the 'Afro Amercian' is biased or not has to be weighted against racial perceptions and biases from the white press. It doesn't change the facts that Wills successfully took the New York Commission and Dempsey to the Supreme Court

Anyway as requested and as posted earlier


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http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...+dempsey&hl=en

More on the 200k offer

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstra...D9405B828EF1D3

I believe this is for a bout in London, so no need to worry about race riots, yet it still didn't happen for some reason....
These links give me an alphabetical list of newspapers thats all. I don't believe any UK promoter had the dough , or would be willing to put this fight on . only a few years previously the UK governmant vetoed a proposed title defence by Johnson against Wells.
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