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Old 09-17-2007, 07:34 PM   #29
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Default Re: If Jack Dempsey was fighting Harry Wills tomorrow...

Originally Posted by KSmith9116
I would like to know what big, skilled, world class heavyweights Dempsey defeated--or opponents similar to Harry Wills in size, skill and experience that make this such a walk over for Jack. IMO, Demspey never beat anyone of Wills ilk--just didn't. So I get confused as to where all the "Wills was made for Demspey" stuff comes from.

Harry Wills was no Luis Firpo or Jess Willard and those that think he was are mis-informed. By the time Harry became a contender, around 1919 or so, he was a big, skilled and well experienced fighter who in a very busy career faced off with what I consider a far deeper group than our pal Jack.
I agree with this, mostly good stuff.

You could argue that Wills beat better fighters than Dempsey ever faced and that Dempsey lost to the only truly great fighter he took on.
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