Originally Posted by Shake
Jeebus, I had no idea. That's awful. Great thread, Seamus. I enjoy your snide remarks, but this is actually very illuminating.
Why people want to put him in with Ali I'll never know.
Because there were thousands of fight fans, boxers, trainers, writers who saw the prime Dempsey fight from 1917-23 and were in awe of his power, swiftness and destructive hitting...They saw the man, were in the ring with the man, wrote about his prowess with a tad more insight than you, 85 years later....And a great trainer like Ray Arcel who saw Dempsey up to Ali,
called the Manassa Mauler the greatest, alongst Joe Louis and Ali...Am I to believe your opinion over Ray Arcel's ? Were all the thousands of boxing
fraternity somewhat wrong calling Dempsey truly great and you correct ?
NAY...Put the prime vicious Dempsey in the ring with any heavyweight before him or after him, and he will give ANYONE HELL. Peace...