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Old 09-11-2007, 02:58 PM   #43
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Default Re: Macriano Vs Dempsey

Originally Posted by Vanboxingfan
I don't recall him ever being quite that biased as to say the Rock doesn't stand a chance, but I do enjoy the thought process he takes us through when he ****yzes various fighters.
Ok, slight exageration on my part. What he actually said...
Today it is common to see Marciano rated over Jack Dempsey on many all time lists, mostly because of his undefeated record. Such views are completely revisionist when compared to those who actually saw them both fight. Anything that Marciano could do Jack Dempsey could do better. Dempsey was nearly as strong a puncher with his right, stronger with his vaunted left hook, had much greater hand speed, was more maneuverable, a better boxer, had a better jab, was more cut resistant, was a faster starter and was just as tough and durable. Consider that in the Dec. 1962 Ring magazine poll of 40 boxing experts it was Jack Dempsey that was rated the # 1 Heavyweight of all time with Joe Louis 2nd, Jack Johnson 3rd and Marciano finishing a distant 7th, way behind Dempsey.
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