Re: Jack Dempsey vs James Toney @ 190 Catchweight
I think the 190 is a terrible catch weight.
the Catch weight should be 175. Dempsey would have to train down. Toney could come in great shape close to his best.
Toneys best wins at the weight include Nunn, McCallum and Williams but he has quite a few losses there including Jones, Griffin and Thadzi.
Dempseyhas the better wins over light heavys with his dominance of Gibbons, Carpentier, Levinski as well as wins over others who were only slightly over the light heavy weight limit including Miske and Gunboat Smith.
Of course the equalise is that Dempsey would have to drop the weight and that is an unknown. Without the catchweight, Ironically, Toney might be the heavier fighter but he is not in the same class as Dempsey and his record proves it. He might survive but that is far from guaranteed. Dempsey was simply too good. Even pound for pound i think that Dempsey proved himself ahead of toney.