Originally Posted by janitor
I think that Harry Greb did enough to deserve a shot at the title. He beat most of the fighters Dempsey defended his title against and tried to get a fight with Wills to establish himself as the No1 challenger.
Some sources suggest that Dempseys managment saw Godfrey as a big risk though Godfrey was never quite consistent enough to position himself as the No1 challenger.
The big what if is Godfrey fighting Wills to determine which of them was the outstanding challenger for Dempseys title. Godfreys managment tried to arrange such a fight.
That would have been an interesting fight,Dempsey once asked Greb to train himduring his later years ,but the money wasnt enough,and as Harry said"besides I want to fight you myself",Jack replied , "no one would pay to see it".I would!