Originally Posted by McGrain
Greb tried to make a fight with Dempsey during this time. Dempsey declined and met Battling Levinsky whom Greb had just thrashed.
It is fair enough to criticise Dempsey for not making a fight with Greb as champion, but can you realy criticise him for not fighting Greb as a challenger?
His job as a contender was to go after Fulton to establish himself as the logical challenger, not clean out the division.