Originally Posted by mcvey
I agree with the first two points.
Given that Dempsey was fighting grown men in saloons when he was sixteen, for a" pass the hat round "couple of bucks. I think the underlined statement is not only unjust but absurd.
I have this fleeting mental image of you repeating it face to face to Mr Dempsey when he was prime. It is a very satisfying image.
There is a big difference between fighting drunks in a bar and fighting a huge black man who is an excellent athlete and a trained experienced fighter.