Originally Posted by rusak
Baloney. Dempsey's offense was predicated on coming in with his lands low, looking to throw hooks. Dempsey only occasionally thew jabs. The stuff about his jab being more like a right hand is nonsense.
Oh yes he is. And Dempsey is vulnerable on the way in. Carpentier rocked him, Toney stops him.
Like Pacquiao, really? Pacquiao throws a straight left from a southpaw stance. Dempsey was a hooker and not a southpaw. Dempsey's foot speed isn't going to be an issue here because he's not going to have to hunt Toney down, nor is he going to be trying to stay away from him. Dempsey bobbed and weaved with his hands low, he's open to getting hit on the way in.
Carpentier also fought with his hands down, but he moved like Martinez, and he gave Dempsey some problems because of his movement.
Regardless, Dempsey still caught up to him and stopped him.
What part of stationary do you not understand? Toney is a stationary target. He has great defense, but he does not use his feet to get away from his opponents.
Why wouldn't Dempsey use his footwork? Do you know anything about angles?
You can't just come straight in, and Dempsey didn't. He used feints, and angles before he came in with his attack. He didn't move in straight lines.
And why do I bring up Pacquaio, because of the punching mechanics. It has nothing to do with him being a southpaw. It's just that if anyone has the same type of explosive ability in today's game as Dempsey, it's Pacquaio.
And it has a lot to do with his punching mechanics.
Clearly, you don't understand what you're watching. You need some experience.