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Old 06-23-2007, 10:21 AM   #15
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Default Re: Dempsey's Hobbo Days

Originally Posted by McGrain
Greg, it's ratty old video called "Tyson: The Heavyweights". Mike and BBC correspondant Harry Carpenter sitting in a BBC editing suite running BBC film of some of the old champs. It is absolutley fascinating. Mike is curtious, respectful, insightful, a pleasure really, Carpenter was fond of him for years of the back of these interviews.

Tyson loved Dempsey, that much was very clear. "I love Jack Dempsey", he said this more than once. He was also well into Joe Louis, and described Conn-Louis I as his favourite fight. "If i'm depressed or something, I just hit the button on that fight, it just makes my day". I'd guess his top 3 would be Ali, Louis, Dempsey, though I wouldn't like to speculate as to the order.

There is some fantastic footage throughout of the great heavyweights and some lovely footage of Tyson himself.

Don't know if you'll still be able to get it but it's worth trying to track down.
Never saw it, what did Tyson say about Marciano, Tunney, Corbett, Sullivan, Jeffires, Ali, Fraizer, Holmes ete.himself when compare to the other fighters,
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