Originally Posted by janitor
It seems that every few days we have some sort of Dempsey bashing thread on this forum, and by the same token Harry Wills has been built up into more than he was seen as at the time by many.
Jack Dempsey denied Harry Wills his shot at the title, but in doing so he made him a martyr in the eyes of those looking back.
What the wide-eyed Dempsey fetishist sees... "Dempsey bashing"
What the objective scholar of the sport sees... "the proper adjustment of a legacy, something done in every other field of intellectual endeavor."