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Old 07-31-2007, 10:58 AM   #136
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Default Re: ESB Essay Writing Competition: Comparing fighters from different eras

Originally Posted by Amsterdam
The fact that Greb could get away with that non sense and still stay the best of his era is not telling of his greatness, but of the era itself.
Welcome back. Looks like it's heating up again.

I will note that Greb, even in his time, was looked on as a weird stylist. Look at Dempsey or Tunney for closer approximations of how fighters fought. You still consider them crude, but they're not Grebs.

On the ClassicPugilism group on Yahoo, there are some guys with "Dempsey's Pugilism" seminars on DVD (I just looked into it recently myself). That, along with his book, might give you some interesting stuff to practice and see for yourself how well it worked.
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