Originally Posted by red cobra
Archie Moore, according to a Gil Clancy interview I read once, said that Dempsey was a physically strong man, as he heard it from an old trainer acquaintence he knew. Dempsey was a hard as steel kind of guy who could capitalize in a flash on a mistake and end it all with one shot, as Jack Sharkey found out, and Gene Tunney almost found out. I think he is painfully underrated by today's brilliant boxing intelligensia, for whom boxing only began with Muhammad Ali, or the eighties. The great modern day historical revisionists of boxing.
Well RC, once Maxmomer finishes reading all of Dempsey's instructional literature, and evaluates it against the best computer enhanced movie clips of Jack's finest filmed performances on DVD, he'll become just like the rest of the Dempsey "illuminati" (ie: Bruce Lee), no longer willing to "bang the head against the wall" in educating others about Jack's methodology, but just shaking the head in amusement, and chuckling silently at the ignorance of the Mauler's critics.