Originally Posted by KuRuPT
I think that is more in retrospective view though.. I don't believe the people at the time thought he was a garbage champion.
Why do you think this, have you studied the papers of the time? Dempsey was mocked for his level of competition, I think Willard would be if they held him to any standard whatsoever, he would be criticised for facing worse defences than Dempsey