Originally Posted by HOUDINI
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.
No, you as per usual have no idea what you are talking about, but then this is the same person that thought that heavies wore 8 oz gloves, or that getting hit with a 4 oz bag mitt from the 20's is the same as getting hit with 14 oz sparring gloves of modern construction. Zero first hand experience.
Ray Arcel was a good trainer and he is entitled to his opinion, but at the end of the day he was only a trainer and i don't attach any particular significance to what his opinions might be.