Originally Posted by Sweet Pea
Dempsey was definitely not as explosive as Tyson, are you kidding? Maybe in terms of raw power he was up there, but quickness and explosiveness? No. Tyson was better than Dempsey, and Tyson in his prime had a lot of heart, so don't gimme that. It's not like you let yourself k=get your ass kicked by a MW in sparring, last I checked that's not what sparring was about, and his managers wouldn't have kicked Greb out of there if Dempsey was really taking it so lightly on him.
actually Dempsey was just as quick, actually he was lighter on his toes. Tyson may be stronger physically but that's about it. "Pananma" Joe Gans, another middleweight is said to have gotten the better out of Dempsey in sparring. Oh God Gans would have beaten Dempsey. Hagler, Monzon and Robinson would have done the same topo