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Old 12-01-2007, 10:12 AM   #106
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Default Re: Question to those who rank Dempsey high

Originally Posted by Woddy
Probably because after living through the Jack Johnson era, the white community knew what black fighters were capable of acheiving at this point. Therefore, fearing that a black contender might just take the belt away from Dempsey. Although I'm forcing implications a bit here, one might conclude that Dempsey was being protected in this particular sense.
I guess you could say he was being protected to a certain extent, though I'm sure it had more to do with keeping the belt away from any black fighters than keeping it with Dempsey.
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