Originally Posted by Seamus
"One punch KO's"? He nailed Sharkey in the nutsack and when protesting caught his unprotected jaw.
He hit Tunney with a combo, albeit a viscious combo, to put him down. Putting down 190 pounders with combo's, allowing them to rise KD you does not a great heavyweight puncher make.
this post is awesome but selling dempsey a bit short. i've argued too that he isn't a heavy puncher in the grand scheme but he made up for it with speed. he was a vicious and tremendously fast puncher, his individual punches werent dynamite. it was the combination of that quickness and aggression that made him so effective