Originally Posted by PowerPuncher
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
you could be right but based on the cursory reading I've done he was inactive because until Dempsey beat Fulton there wasn't perceived to be a standout champion.
He was considered too bid and durable from what I can gather.
is there any suggestion at the time he was ducking wills or Fulton?