Originally Posted by Synthetic Decay
You can find literally thousands of quotes from figures in boxing extolling the virtues of any champion you care to name. It's much easier to assess the visual evidence and the resume or lack there of, than playing pick a quote.
WRONG! You dont read Arcel talking very highly of Sharkey, Baer, Schmeling as examples. You do read of him praising as all time greats Dempsey and Louis. One of boxings greatest trainers who saw Dempsey live from ringside. No one here, no one alive today can accurately assess Dempseys abilities and no one potentially ever to live could assess Dempseys abilities more so than one of boxings all time trainers. He was an expert, you are not. He saw Dempsey live from ringside you did not. If Ray Arcel says Dempsey was one of boxings all time greatest right up there with Louis its a statement that can be taken to the bank. Arcel choose his words very carefully and this level of praise from him needs to be looked at as the strongest evidence of Dempseys greatness as a fighter.