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Old 01-22-2013, 08:04 PM   #47
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Default Re: Dempsey v Langford

Originally Posted by lufcrazy View Post
Reading it again, seeing the same old arguments today

"you're biased towards old timers"

"he doesn't posses the great skills set of the classic champions"

Crazy stuff.
The Fitz/Langford/Corbett/Jeffries era was considered a golden era similar to the way the 70s is today. That is so often forgotten when reviewing boxing today.

Johnson did hate the weight shift of the new champions, so obviously he is going to be more biased. Whether this makes him more right or less right is not clear, but his record both in the ring and in making predictions of fault, is not too shabby and probably gives him as much credibility as anyone.

Incidentally, I am surprised that the Dempsey pitchfork brigade didnt pick on the fact that Dempsey not only ducked Jack Johnson in prize fighting, but also in actual sparring. What an absolute tragedy that we cant even witness a sparring session on film between these two greats.
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