Originally Posted by Pachilles
Whats this? Am i supposed to be impressed with anything in this clip?? On a friday night round town he looks to be formidable. Against the cream of the crop in a boxing ring, he looks ****ing horrific.
No gaurd, the widest punches ever thrown. A slow version of the dutty wine dance for head movement, in a sparring match no less..what is that supposed to prove?
His guard is low because in those days, guys would typically protect the body a lot more and rely more on slipping punches to the head. Which Dempsey did brilliantly. We're talking 80 odd years ago and his bobbing and weaving is still pro.