Originally Posted by Unforgiven
Well, there's no harm in speculating.
All I can say for Dempsey is that he beat Gibbons, an excellent boxer, clearly, coming off a 2-year lay-off (which involved burying his head in starlet muff* as his idea of keeping 'in trim'.)
That's a fact.
* line borrowed from Seamus.
So Dempsey gets extra points for fighting a guy who was eliminated as his top challenger in an elimination bout and beating him after staying in inactive for two years?
Nowadays people would give Dempsey ten kinds of hell for that. Instead his fans somehow twist that to be a feather in his cap.