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Old 01-18-2013, 03:24 PM   #17
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Default Re: Dempsey's vaunted run to the Title

I saw vaunted run.. as was instantly perplexed..

IMO Dempsey was the biggest beneficiary of the Romanticsm era and it's carried through till today. His run was great.. his level of opposition wasn't great.. yet he was still viewed as the best ever. As I relayed one time.. I used to love hearing my grandfather go on and on about how great dempsey was. How him and the family would gather around the radio and listen to his fights... Guess what.. my grandfather was blind and never actually w him fight. I believe many suffered from the same sensationalized writing of the day and took it to heart. If you believed all that was written in the newspapers you would think dempsey could single handily win the war against Germany using only his fists..
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