Originally Posted by lufcrazy
sounds like burt is disagreeing with Dempsey himself.
luf, I may have a split personality but Dempsey was quoting his thoughts
of the time his then manager John the Barber wanted to throw young Dempsey to the wolves to fight the feared seasoned Sam Langford. This was when he fought John Lester Johnson in NY, when Dempsey was half the fighter he was two years later when Jack Kearns became his manager...This Dempsey of 1916 was not the Manassa Mauler of the Willard fight and his soon prime,1919-23...