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Old 02-10-2013, 04:07 PM   #24
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Default Re: Harry Wills Articles

Originally Posted by PowerPuncher View Post

Lets start with the obvious question of who had the most to gain from the fight.

Tunney stood to establish himself as the #1 contender by beating Wills, while Wills would have gained nothing from beating Tunney.
Wills said , Yet Tunney somehow managed to get the Dempsey's fight without fighting Wills.

Originally Posted by janitor View Post
No, I am saying that it is one part of a complex set of circumstances, that you paint as being simple.
Wait you said Wills taking Dempsey to court, made Dempsey . It either was or wasn't part of him deciding to fight Wills or not, make your mind up

I think Dempsey not facing Wills was a mixture of circumstances, mainly being risk and reward for Dempsey and his management. That I don't have a problem with necessarily as long as their is some honesty in it. I suspect most posters here, if given the same situation would pick easier risk reward scenarios, it makes sense from the perspective of human nature. From a sporting/justice perspective it's questionable

Originally Posted by janitor View Post
The irony is not lost on me.

I guess that if everybody else gets to do this, then it is only fair that I get my turn.
Okay, a bit off topic though? Did you read any of the articles, you might enjoy the Johnson sparring story

Originally Posted by janitor View Post
At least I will acknowledge primary sources that do not suport my position, rather than trying to find a reason to dismiss them.

The irony is that in a setting with a more orthodox view on Dempsey, I might have ended up being the person making the case for Wills!
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