Originally Posted by mcvey
Tunney stated that Dempsey was hard to tag cleanly on the chin with a right cross, but Tunney was not noted for the uppercut , the classic punch against a bob and weave croucher.
Johnson had an uppercut unmatched until Holmes came on the scene.
The problem with this punch is it leaves you in danger of the left hook whilst the right hand is engaged in delivering it.
If the Mauler lands clean Johnson could taste the canvas, but if he does, on arising he would imprison Dempsey in a vice until his head cleared.
Thanks for the thoughtful reply, McVey.
Not sure if this would factor in, but I've seen comments on Jeffries-Johnson indication Johnson could upper-cut well with either hand.
Dempsey-Brennan II, Brennan in the first round was pretty competitive inside opposing his upercuts to Dempsey's short hooks.