Originally Posted by McGrain
Yes, I think it's unfair to force the full blame onto Dempsey, but he must accept a portion, I think.
And this doesn't answer the questiona about their respective competition?
Well it does, because any half decent black fighter who was a threat to the title, Dempsey would not be able to fight even if he wanted to.
Wills did meet an ancient Gunboat Smith, but basically stuck to fighting black fighters during Dempsey's reign, until he lost to Jack Sharkey.
Langford had novelty value to us Brits (we were still sore the Yankee's won the civil war), and Sammy flattened a couple of our horizontal Heavies, but still he mainly fought black fighters.