Re: Jack Dempsey vs James Toney @ 190 Catchweight
I think it's pretty unlikley it would be close actually nuff. I thin it's more likely that one side or the other is really really wrong here. Dempsey was regarded in his own time as the most devastating offensive machine in boxing, ever. This remained the opinion of most up until Louis, and for some mis-guided souls, even longer.
People who are picking Dempsey are doing so because they believe that opinion was nulled by advances in the sport. People who are picking Dempsey believe that those observations are still basically valid. Either one is wrong or the other is wrong, and the wrong party will see their fighter get spanked IMO.