Re: How good was Dempsey's title reign?
I agree that there were many others more deserving of the title shot at Dempsey than Miske at the time. I also agree that Miske's best day's were behind him by then. As for Dempsey, yeah I don't think they came any colder. He even cold ****ed Miske from behind as Miske rose from a knockdown to put him down for good in that title fight.
But as for the idea that Brennan threw that last fight, or that any of the other opponents during that period of time after the title fight against Dempsey were playing ball with Miske and taking it easy on him, I have yet to uncover any evidence to support that.