Originally Posted by McGrain
Wills met the best competition overall.
There is some comfusion about Dempsey's failure to fight Wills - but Wills certainly wasn't responsible for that failure. In the light of these two facts, how is it a no brainer to decide upon whether or not Dempsey should rank above Wills at Heavy?
Dempsey was prepared to fight Wills (he would of made a fortune), the problem was the authorites remembered the race riots and deaths that occured post Johnson/Jeffries and made sure the fight did not happen, IMO.