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Old 01-19-2013, 12:00 PM   #48
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Default Re: Dempsey's vaunted run to the Title

Originally Posted by burt bienstock View Post
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...
Hardly ****ytic or critical. Aside from nostalgic claptrap, I see little to rate Dempsey as more than a barnstormer with a punch. Heavyweight boxing was born with Joe Louis.
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