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Old 01-20-2013, 07:19 PM   #174
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Default Re: Dempsey's vaunted run to the Title

Originally Posted by Rex Tickard View Post
This so-called "middling" run to the title included wins over two HOFers (one by KO), and KOs of at least two other legit prime contenders in addition to Fulton. Even some of the so-called "shot name fighters" as you called them were still considered dangerous.

By what standard is that "middling"?

His so-called "middling" reign included four wins over HOFers and two other wins over legit leading contenders, and was only ended by a HOFer. I don't doubt that there are valid criticisms that can be made of his reign (i.e: his failure to fight Wills, his lengthy inactivity) but by no standard was it "middling" either.
how many of the HOF famers were heavyweights or in their prime?
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