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Old 01-24-2013, 04:34 AM   #55
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Default Re: Dempsey v Langford

Originally Posted by Unforgiven View Post
Tommy Gibbons was a pretty excellent well-schooled boxer with a good straight left and right.
... and he didn't do any of that stuff that boxers are supposed to do to 'expose' the 'crude' Jack Dempsey.
Tunney did, but we have good grounds to say Dempsey was past his best for those fights, and even Tunney almost got KO'd.

Corbett, yeah he was probably a great fighter, but he was KO'd by the flat-footed Fitzsimmons and he was beaten up by Tom Sharkey, who was a lot cruder than Dempsey ... so, I don't think he'd be a lock to make a monkey outta Dempsey.
I broadly agree with this but it is said Corbett , for whatever reason, did not train for the second Sharkey fight.
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