Originally Posted by McGrain
Everyone has to make that joke at least once and it's nice when you get somebody.
Dempsey would win on points. Too much gun. Counter-punching is great and they are scoring punches of course but in a 200lb contest the eye-catching bone-jarring shots become the deciding factor.
Yes, Dempsey was uncomfortable with superb boxers but he dominated at least three of them in Brennan, Miske and Gibbons. I don't believe, for one second, that Toney is more difficult, to fight, to hit than Gibbons. Dempsey forces Toney onto the defensive enough for him to pick up the necessary number of rounds.
How's the list McGrain?
More to the point Dempsey struggled with great movers more than great boxers. And while Toney was the latter, he has never been accused of being the first.