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Old 01-19-2013, 11:27 AM   #43
Bummy Davis
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Default Re: Dempsey's vaunted run to the Title

back in Dempsey's days of coal mining brawls and coming up the hard way, the promoter's and managers were not as advanced with the shenanigans that King (Holmes) and Foreman & co of fighting bums and keeping Judges and magazines (Ring) on the payroll...Tex Rickard was advanced for his time but still a piker compared to Don King...If you want to see a fighter who fought non-winning fighters even in his 30+career look to George and if you want to see a fighter who opponents got some kind of rating paid by his Promoter look to Holmes who as a Champ avoided many more than Dempsey is even accused of
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