Originally Posted by janitor
Ultimately the question is not whetehr he would be favoured over these guys head to head, but whether he would have beaten them over the sime time frame, in the same circumstances. Tunneys decision to retire left the longevity question unanswered.
Well, if he took the long lay-offs Dempsey took, possibly not.
I think Tunney's longevity is decent. He was a world class fighter from 1922 to 1928, six years.