Originally Posted by lufcrazy
I've heard tunney say the same but I don't see it on film and he did get quite swollen against tunney I believe.
Firpo dropped him twice I think, once out of the ring for enough time it would have cost him the fight by modern rules.
Jake LaMotta used to starve himself for a fortnight before fights and that never damaged his punch resistance. I think Dempsey's career proves he can be hurt. The only big punchers he faced were Fulton and Firpo. He neverrt Fulton get started but Firpo came mighty close to the title.
When Tunney got him on the chin in the second fight he knocked him down Tunney had a hard right hand and he couldnt land it cleanly on his chin for the first fight really and got it in the second
Yeah but well by modern rules didnt Hopkins get knocked out the ring and get a no contest or something? cant be exact on that think so though.