Originally Posted by ChrisPontius
Louis' notable wins:
Walcott 2x (1x by most accounts)
Schmeling (top10 in some 1958 lists)
Buddy Baer 2x
Includes 6 linear heavyweight champions and 2 light heavyweight champions.
Dempsey's notable wins:
Willard (37 year old and fat)
Including 1 linear heavyweight champion (probably the worst of all time) and one lightheavyweight champion.
I think they're not even close. I'm curious to find out what makes you say that Louis' opposition was not any better than Dempsey's.
While I agree with the basic theme of your argument, where's Jack Sharkey on the Dempsey list?