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Old 01-24-2013, 04:42 PM   #91
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You got me ,it has to be HARRY!






Dead on a slab in his early 30's but his name will live forever in Ring mythology.


Poor old Dempsey. Gone at 87, loved and admired by everyone,[well not you, McGrain, and Chris Pontius ]. shagged loads of film-stars, close friends with Fairbanks, Mix, Rogers,Chaplin, Getty etc, lauded by his contemporaries in the game, and many ,many others.

Received the biggest applause any time he entered a ring ,even 60 years after he retired. And the highest accolades of the trainers of his time. Arcel, Stillman etc.
Made and spent a fortune

Married three lovely women.

Where did it all go wrong for poor Jack?
Methinks on June, 24, 1895....
P.S. Hitler. Stalin, Attila the Hun, get better press than Jack on ESB...
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Perhaps it's me?

I type that Langford ,and Jeannette picked Jeffries to whip Johnson, not only whip him but beat the shit out of him. I speculate how the black punters who were influenced by their emphatic opinions in the papers leading up to the fight? Now it's Willard in the frame?

That's my last two posts misconstrued by Lufcrazy, and yourself.

Maybe it's a cue for me to move on?

N. B. I don't keep my eyes closed , I trawl for boxing information all the time in old news reports etc, and I've unearthed reams of offers for X to fight Y. What I haven't unearthed are ----

ANY CONCRETE, BIG MONEY OFFERS FOR DEMPSEY TO DEFEND AGAINST GREB .

As you no doubt have 20/20 vision /xray eyes enabling you to spot what us mortals have missed.


Perhaps you would like to share these offers with us ,thereby adding invaluable input to the thread , and informing me at the same time?


Are you always so rude , or only when you are on a key board?


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I don't know how concrete these offers were, but they are food for thought.
Steve Klompton posted them elsewhere.
It seems I have to be both prosecutor, and defender as others appear to be more concerned in being sarcastic.

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Yes, in May 1920 Greb signed a contract to fight Dempsey in Buffalo. Dempsey was to get $50,000 (the same he got paid for Miske) and Greb was to get $15,000. Dempsey didnt sign. In October of 1920 Frank Mulkern of Milwaukee signed Greb to a contract to face Dempsey after Dempsey had spoken favorably of the match. When Greb signed Dempsey looked the other way. He instead tried to fight Gunboat Smith as a title defense. Trying to force Dempsey into a match Greb fought the Gunner first and KOd him in one round. Then T.S. Andrews travelled to South Bend (where the Greb-Smith bout was held) in order to try to secure a match between Dempsey and Greb but Carpentier had just beaten Levinsky in Rickard's fixed LHW championship which set up his million dollar gate, Dempsey was not about to face anyone as threatening as Greb with that bonanza on the table. Instead Kearns tried to match Dempsey with Bartley Madden so Greb fought Madden, once again trying to force a match with Dempsey, and dominated him. With Madden and Smith eliminated Dempsey signed to fight Bill Brennan, who Greb had dominated four times and Brennan damn near beat Dempsey. But the day before Dempsey defended against Brennan John McGarvey and John J. Bell of the Motor Square Garden club personally offered Kearns $50,000 with 50% of the gate to face Greb but after having so much trouble with Brennan Dempsey again begged off. Instead both Dempsey and Carp (who Greb was also actively pursuing) where shelved off from all competition in fear of losing before their big showdown. While training for Carpentier Kearns put out the word that he wanted anyone capable to come spar with the champion. Greb made it known he was on his way and Kearns promptly announced that they didnt need anyone else. In early 1922 Greb was matched with Tom Gibbons in a title eliminator for Dempsey. Greb dominated Gibbons and both Kearns and Dempsey stated that they would face Greb. Instead they went to Europe and when they came back they refused to face him. In the summer of 1922 John J. Bell made another offer to Dempsey, this time for $100,000 and 50% of the gate. Once again Kearns refused to consider the offer. In the summer of 1923 Kearns was again offered $100,000 with a percentage of the gate to face Greb up around Uniontown, and once again Kearns ignored the offer. And on and on and on. Everytime Kearns and Rickard tried to find a new setup for Dempsey to face Greb would chase after him and either beat him or be ducked by him trying to remove all obstacles to face Dempsey. Continually he was ignored. In 1925 Floyd Fitzsimmons held a poll of midwestern newspaperman asking who they would like him to match Dempsey with. Greb won the poll and Fitzsimmons approached Dempsey and Kearns. They agreed, yet when Greb wired that he was on a train for Chicago to sign papers Dempsey and Kearns stated they wouldnt be fighting Greb or anyone else that year...

All the while Greb was telling anyone and everyone how it was the ambition of his life to fight and beat Dempsey and yet Im supposed to believe some unattributed quote that appeared in Ring Magazine 30 years later written by a writer hostile to Greb saying that Greb thought Dempsey would beat him??? Uh, no, I'll take the mans own words printed that day before I believe what was printed in Ring Magazine years after he died.


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It should perhaps be mentioned that Klompton is the self appointed President of the Harry Greb fan club.
Im not sure where you are going with this. I mentioned Willard before you ever mentioned Johnson Jeffries in order to show that Langford's opinion on who might win a fight shouldnt be taken as gospel.

Your post by Steve Compton illustrates my point, not yours. Im not sure how that helps your case. Steve is where I got my information on Dempsey-Greb in relations to our talks on the Dempsey-Wills controversy which I have an interest in.

Some of what Steve wrote there is known to me, some of it is entirely new and very interesting. He misses some other viable offers. Promoters in Philadelphia twice offered Dempsey to fight Greb in 8 rounders for big money. A Newark promoter also offered to stage a match between Greb and Dempsey for a big purse. No decision's were the rule in NJ at the time so Dempsey didnt need to fear the loss of his title but he still refused.

I emailed Steve a little while ago today in regards to the quote posted here by Greb.

His reply: "If Dempsey ever asked Greb to spar with him for Tunney Ive never seen it written about anywhere in any contemporary source." Greb was at Dempsey's training camp when he was training for the first Tunney fight and even gave him some pointers on how to deal with Tunney's style but all in all he was unimpressed with Dempsey's form and ended up settling on the fact that Tunney would beat him. He was greatly unimpressed with Dempsey's sparring partners as well. The idea that Greb would not have sparred with Dempsey because he wanted a fight with him is another fabrication. Greb had already settled on having his eye removed and retiring at that point. His career was over. Those stories are as goofy as the ones which have Greb saying that Dempsey would murder him in a championship fight. Greb believed with every fiber of his body that he could outpoint Dempsey and did everything he could to get a match with him. That says a lot because Greb was a pretty sharp predictor of fights. Besides, what evidence would there be that Dempsey was THAT much better than Greb? Jess Willard said Greb was the best man to defeat Dempsey. Greb had won 8 of 10 rounds against Miske. He won four of four fights against Bill Brennan, barely losing a round. He had Carpentier so scared of him that Carp wouldnt even spar with him. He dominated Gibbons over fifteen rounds. Firpo wouldnt fight him, which is understandable since he was trained by Jimmy DeForrest who was a great admirer of Greb. He gave Tunney his only loss and really won 3 out of 5 against him. He dominated Rojas who knocked out Sharkey. He had also dominated Dempsey opponents Terry Keller, Homer Smith, and Willie Meehan. Knocked out Gunboat Smith. Won every fight he had with Battling Levinsky handily. He easily beat common Dempsey sparring partners such as Jimmy Darcy, Jack Renault, Martin Burke, Ralph Brooks, Tommy Loughran (who made Dempsey look amateurish in sparring), Clay Turner, Larry Williams, and Leo Houck. He also won billed elimination bouts against guys that Kearns was shopping as Dempsey opponents such as Weinert and Madden. So Id be interested in hearing some argument other than "he was bigger" as to why Dempsey would have been so much better than Greb as to make it a non-fight and if that was the case why promoters were throwing money at Dempsey to stage the fight AND FINALLY if Greb was such an unchallenging opponent why Dempsey wouldnt just take the $100,000+ he was offered more than once, knock Greb out, and go home? Its not like he cared about fighting mismatches."

I hope his book has paragraphs.
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Dempsey is a hero btw from hobo to the most famous man on the planet is an amazing story of sporting success.

It's just that many have come since to achieve more in gloved combat.
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Im not sure where you are going with this. I mentioned Willard before you ever mentioned Johnson Jeffries in order to show that Langford's opinion on who might win a fight shouldnt be taken as gospel.

Your post by Steve Compton illustrates my point, not yours. Im not sure how that helps your case. Steve is where got my information on Dempsey-Greb in relations to our talks on the Dempsey-Wills controversy which I have an interest in.

Some of what Steve wrote there is known to me, some of it is entirely new and very interesting. He misses some other viable offers. Promoters in Philadelphia twice offered Dempsey to fight Greb in 8 rounders for big money. A Newark promoter also offered to stage a match between Greb and Dempsey for a big purse. No decision's were the rule in NJ at the time so Dempsey didnt need to fear the loss of his title but he still refused.

I emailed Steve a little while ago today in regards to the quote posted here by Greb.

His reply: "If Dempsey ever asked Greb to spar with him for Tunney Ive never seen it written about anywhere in any contemporary source." Greb was at Dempsey's training camp when he was training for the first Tunney fight and even gave him some pointers on how to deal with Tunney's style but all in all he was unimpressed with Dempsey's form and ended up settling on the fact that Tunney would beat him. He was greatly unimpressed with Dempsey's sparring partners as well. The idea that Greb would not have sparred with Dempsey because he wanted a fight with him is another fabrication. Greb had already settled on having his eye removed and retiring at that point. His career was over. Those stories are as goofy as the ones which have Greb saying that Dempsey would murder him in a championship fight. Greb believed with every fiber of his body that he could outpoint Dempsey and did everything he could to get a match with him. That says a lot because Greb was a pretty sharp predictor of fights. Besides, what evidence would there be that Dempsey was THAT much better than Greb? Jess Willard said Greb was the best man to defeat Dempsey. Greb had won 8 of 10 rounds against Miske. He won four of four fights against Bill Brennan, barely losing a round. He had Carpentier so scared of him that Carp wouldnt even spar with him. He dominated Gibbons over fifteen rounds. Firpo wouldnt fight him, which is understandable since he was trained by Jimmy DeForrest who was a great admirer of Greb. He gave Tunney his only loss and really won 3 out of 5 against him. He dominated Rojas who knocked out Sharkey. He had also dominated Dempsey opponents Terry Keller, Homer Smith, and Willie Meehan. Knocked out Gunboat Smith. Won every fight he had with Battling Levinsky handily. He easily beat common Dempsey sparring partners such as Jimmy Darcy, Jack Renault, Martin Burke, Ralph Brooks, Tommy Loughran (who made Dempsey look amateurish in sparring), Clay Turner, Larry Williams, and Leo Houck. He also won billed elimination bouts against guys that Kearns was shopping as Dempsey opponents such as Weinert and Madden. So Id be interested in hearing some argument other than "he was bigger" as to why Dempsey would have been so much better than Greb as to make it a non-fight and if that was the case why promoters were throwing money at Dempsey to stage the fight AND FINALLY if Greb was such an unchallenging opponent why Dempsey wouldnt just take the $100,000+ he was offered more than once, knock Greb out, and go home? Its not like he cared about fighting mismatches."

I hope his book has paragraphs.
I've never said Dempsey asked Greb to spar with him for the Tunney fight I said he asked him to train him.

Why would Dempsey have Greb as a sparring partner for Tunney? He did use Loughran a choice that makes sound sense stylistically, Greb does not.

Oh well if Compton hasn't seen it, it never existed. I remember him stating categorically that Marciano had his front teeth taken out by Joe Louis ,this was on the basis of a picture after the fight in which Marciano is not wearing his bridge. I pointed this but but received no reply . I also rememeber him pouring scorn on my statement that Tommy Burns' jaw was swollen to nearly twice its size in his fight with Johnson.
I produced contemporary fight reports mentioning it but he did not respond to them.

Mr Compton seems to feel he is the Alpha /Omega of classic boxing ,and that everyone else was at the back of the queue when God handed out the brain cells.

It must have been something of a shock when he was unceremoniously given his marching orders on here.

It appears he may have some budding replacements.
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Im not sure where you are going with this. I mentioned Willard before you ever mentioned Johnson Jeffries in order to show that Langford's opinion on who might win a fight shouldnt be taken as gospel.

Your post by Steve Compton illustrates my point, not yours. Im not sure how that helps your case. Steve is where I got my information on Dempsey-Greb in relations to our talks on the Dempsey-Wills controversy which I have an interest in.

Some of what Steve wrote there is known to me, some of it is entirely new and very interesting. He misses some other viable offers. Promoters in Philadelphia twice offered Dempsey to fight Greb in 8 rounders for big money. A Newark promoter also offered to stage a match between Greb and Dempsey for a big purse. No decision's were the rule in NJ at the time so Dempsey didnt need to fear the loss of his title but he still refused.

I emailed Steve a little while ago today in regards to the quote posted here by Greb.

His reply: "If Dempsey ever asked Greb to spar with him for Tunney Ive never seen it written about anywhere in any contemporary source." Greb was at Dempsey's training camp when he was training for the first Tunney fight and even gave him some pointers on how to deal with Tunney's style but all in all he was unimpressed with Dempsey's form and ended up settling on the fact that Tunney would beat him. He was greatly unimpressed with Dempsey's sparring partners as well. The idea that Greb would not have sparred with Dempsey because he wanted a fight with him is another fabrication. Greb had already settled on having his eye removed and retiring at that point. His career was over. Those stories are as goofy as the ones which have Greb saying that Dempsey would murder him in a championship fight. Greb believed with every fiber of his body that he could outpoint Dempsey and did everything he could to get a match with him. That says a lot because Greb was a pretty sharp predictor of fights. Besides, what evidence would there be that Dempsey was THAT much better than Greb? Jess Willard said Greb was the best man to defeat Dempsey. Greb had won 8 of 10 rounds against Miske. He won four of four fights against Bill Brennan, barely losing a round. He had Carpentier so scared of him that Carp wouldnt even spar with him. He dominated Gibbons over fifteen rounds. Firpo wouldnt fight him, which is understandable since he was trained by Jimmy DeForrest who was a great admirer of Greb. He gave Tunney his only loss and really won 3 out of 5 against him. He dominated Rojas who knocked out Sharkey. He had also dominated Dempsey opponents Terry Keller, Homer Smith, and Willie Meehan. Knocked out Gunboat Smith. Won every fight he had with Battling Levinsky handily. He easily beat common Dempsey sparring partners such as Jimmy Darcy, Jack Renault, Martin Burke, Ralph Brooks, Tommy Loughran (who made Dempsey look amateurish in sparring), Clay Turner, Larry Williams, and Leo Houck. He also won billed elimination bouts against guys that Kearns was shopping as Dempsey opponents such as Weinert and Madden. So Id be interested in hearing some argument other than "he was bigger" as to why Dempsey would have been so much better than Greb as to make it a non-fight and if that was the case why promoters were throwing money at Dempsey to stage the fight AND FINALLY if Greb was such an unchallenging opponent why Dempsey wouldnt just take the $100,000+ he was offered more than once, knock Greb out, and go home? Its not like he cared about fighting mismatches."

I hope his book has paragraphs.
You did not make a point ,you tried to take the piss but it didn't work.
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Methinks on June, 24, 1895....
P.S. Hitler. Stalin, Attila the Hun, get better press than Jack on ESB...
They certainly met their most dangerous challengers!
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Hitler split his army in half to take on Russia and the allies at the same time.

It's like Dempsey agreeing to fight Greb and wills on the same night!
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Oh well if Compton hasn't seen it, it never existed. I remember him stating categorically that Marciano had his front teeth taken out by Joe Louis ,this was on the basis of a picture after the fight in which Marciano is not wearing his bridge. I pointed this but but received no reply . I also rememeber him pouring scorn on my statement that Tommy Burns' jaw was swollen to nearly twice its size in his fight with Johnson.
I produced contemporary fight reports mentioning it but he did not respond to them.

Mr Compton seems to feel he is the Alpha /Omega of classic boxing ,and that everyone else was at the back of the queue when God handed out the brain cells.

It must have been something of a shock when he was unceremoniusly given his marching orders on here.
The guy was a ****ing nut.
I mean, we all have our faults I'm sure. I've probably written a ton of shit on here. I'm possibly a complete cunt.
But that guy was a ****ing nut.

A lot of people would give him a free pass because he's done a shit load of research on Greb, but I saw enough .... the guy was a ****ing nut. Talk about an agenda !

All I can say, you meet some weird ****s on the internet.
... And that guy was a ****ing nut.
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Hitler split his army in half to take on Russia and the allies at the same time.

It's like Dempsey agreeing to fight Greb and wills on the same night!
It was only a matter of time : Dempsey being comapred unfavourably with Hitler.

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Im not sure where you are going with this. I mentioned Willard before you ever mentioned Johnson Jeffries in order to show that Langford's opinion on who might win a fight shouldnt be taken as gospel.

Your post by Steve Compton illustrates my point, not yours. Im not sure how that helps your case. Steve is where I got my information on Dempsey-Greb in relations to our talks on the Dempsey-Wills controversy which I have an interest in.

Some of what Steve wrote there is known to me, some of it is entirely new and very interesting. He misses some other viable offers. Promoters in Philadelphia twice offered Dempsey to fight Greb in 8 rounders for big money. A Newark promoter also offered to stage a match between Greb and Dempsey for a big purse. No decision's were the rule in NJ at the time so Dempsey didnt need to fear the loss of his title but he still refused.

I emailed Steve a little while ago today in regards to the quote posted here by Greb.

His reply: "If Dempsey ever asked Greb to spar with him for Tunney Ive never seen it written about anywhere in any contemporary source." Greb was at Dempsey's training camp when he was training for the first Tunney fight and even gave him some pointers on how to deal with Tunney's style but all in all he was unimpressed with Dempsey's form and ended up settling on the fact that Tunney would beat him. He was greatly unimpressed with Dempsey's sparring partners as well. The idea that Greb would not have sparred with Dempsey because he wanted a fight with him is another fabrication. Greb had already settled on having his eye removed and retiring at that point. His career was over. Those stories are as goofy as the ones which have Greb saying that Dempsey would murder him in a championship fight. Greb believed with every fiber of his body that he could outpoint Dempsey and did everything he could to get a match with him. That says a lot because Greb was a pretty sharp predictor of fights. Besides, what evidence would there be that Dempsey was THAT much better than Greb? Jess Willard said Greb was the best man to defeat Dempsey. Greb had won 8 of 10 rounds against Miske. He won four of four fights against Bill Brennan, barely losing a round. He had Carpentier so scared of him that Carp wouldnt even spar with him. He dominated Gibbons over fifteen rounds. Firpo wouldnt fight him, which is understandable since he was trained by Jimmy DeForrest who was a great admirer of Greb. He gave Tunney his only loss and really won 3 out of 5 against him. He dominated Rojas who knocked out Sharkey. He had also dominated Dempsey opponents Terry Keller, Homer Smith, and Willie Meehan. Knocked out Gunboat Smith. Won every fight he had with Battling Levinsky handily. He easily beat common Dempsey sparring partners such as Jimmy Darcy, Jack Renault, Martin Burke, Ralph Brooks, Tommy Loughran (who made Dempsey look amateurish in sparring), Clay Turner, Larry Williams, and Leo Houck. He also won billed elimination bouts against guys that Kearns was shopping as Dempsey opponents such as Weinert and Madden. So Id be interested in hearing some argument other than "he was bigger" as to why Dempsey would have been so much better than Greb as to make it a non-fight and if that was the case why promoters were throwing money at Dempsey to stage the fight AND FINALLY if Greb was such an unchallenging opponent why Dempsey wouldnt just take the $100,000+ he was offered more than once, knock Greb out, and go home? Its not like he cared about fighting mismatches."

I hope his book has paragraphs.
Lt, great post about my idol Harry Greb. i first heard the name Harry Greb
when i was a tot already interested in boxing as my family lived next door to a trainer of the great john Henry Lewis. Every evening I would go next door and "spar" with JH Lewis's stablemates...One day I asked my dad who boxed a little amateur bouts, "who was the best fighter you ever saw".
His immediate response was Harry Greb !. I never heard the name before
and asked " why Harry Greb ?" My dad told me of the night in 1922 when he
went to MSG to see his Greenwich Village neighbor Gene Tunney fight
this smaller man Harry Greb who proceeded to kick the tar out of Tunney
who took the bloodiest beating my dad ever saw by the MW Greb...
I started to read about this truly amazing Greb and I became a fan of his for life, til today...
But I years later read in a few columns that years after Greb died in 1926,
a boxing scribe whose name escapes me today wrote that Greb revealed to this reporter his statement that" after 6 or so rounds Dempsey would kill me "...I don't know if this reporter was fibbing or not, but I can't see a motive for his lying as Greb had been dead since 1926...Did Greb want to fight Jack Dempsey ? Hell YES ! Greb if he won or lost, would have made
more dough in that one bout, than a year of fights traveling to one town
by hot coach to another town almost weekly never having time to nurse his wounds....So of course Greb wanted to fight Dempsey, whether in his
HEART he had doubts about the outcome...And I still think what I read
about Greb's admission of doubt about the outcome of a Dempsey bout
to that boxing scribe was very probably true...One tiger fighting another
bigger tiger doesn't auger well for the smaller man Harry Greb.
But I could be wrong as Harry Greb had no equal as a P4P fighter, as his fantastic record suggests...
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The guy was a ****ing nut.
I mean, we all have our faults I'm sure. I've probably written a ton of shit on here. I'm possibly a complete cunt.
But that guy was a ****ing nut.

A lot of people would give him a free pass because he's done a shit load of research on Greb, but I saw enough .... the guy was a ****ing nut. Talk about an agenda !

All I can say, you meet some weird ****s on the internet.
... And that guy was a ****ing nut.

So what's your candid opinion of him?
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I've never said Dempsey asked Greb to spar with him for the Tunney fight I said he asked him to train him.

Why would Dempsey have Greb as a sparring partner for Tunney? He did use Loughran a choice that makes sound sense stylistically, Greb does not.

Oh well if Compton hasn't seen it, it never existed. I remember him stating categorically that Marciano had his front teeth taken out by Joe Louis ,this was on the basis of a picture after the fight in which Marciano is not wearing his bridge. I pointed this but but received no reply . I also rememeber him pouring scorn on my statement that Tommy Burns' jaw was swollen to nearly twice its size in his fight with Johnson.
I produced contemporary fight reports mentioning it but he did not respond to them.

Mr Compton seems to feel he is the Alpha /Omega of classic boxing ,and that everyone else was at the back of the queue when God handed out the brain cells.

It must have been something of a shock when he was unceremoniously given his marching orders on here.

It appears he may have some budding replacements.
Why would he have Greb as a sparring partner for Miske? Why would he have Jock Malone and Terry Keller as sparring partners for Willard? Why would he have Bermondsey Billy Wells as a sparring partner for Gibbons?

When it comes to anything related to Greb I'll take his word over anybody elses any day of the week. Ive never met anyone who has done the research on a single fighter that he has done on Greb.

So you are saying that Dempsey asked Greb, who never trained anyone in his life, to train him for a massive fight after a three year layoff?

Was he just going to fire Jerry the Greek Luvadis who was his trainer?

Has anyone else ever heard of Dempsey asking Greb to train him?

Ive heard the old story of Dempsey asking Greb to spar with him and Greb refusing saying he would feel like a thief taking Dempsey's money. Which is what Steve was referring to. I have never heard it said that Dempsey asked Greb to train him but admittedly when Ive read the sources from this time period Ive been looking more into Wills' battle to prevent the fight than Dempsey's actual training.

You are keen about replies. I asked you for a simple source for your story about Dempsey asking Greb to train him and his response. Unless you are as low as you think Steve was then you should have no problem giving me a contemporary source.

Beyond that basic point, which I dont really see as all that important, Steve makes a pretty convincing argument. Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by lufcrazy View Post
Hitler split his army in half to take on Russia and the allies at the same time.

It's like Dempsey agreeing to fight Greb and wills on the same night!
Geographically speaking Hitler really did not have much choice but to fight on two fronts he should have read War & Peace first though, Marshall Kutuzov's strategy was repeated by Zhukov.

Do you think Stalin would have stayed passive once Hitler was fully committed to Western Europe?
ps
Dempsey stops Greb late, after being behind on the score cards.

He takes out Wills early.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:42 PM   #105
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Hitler is in no way comparable to Dempsey.

He destroyed Poland, Blitzkrieg'd the **** out of Belgium, Holland and France in one year. He then goes on to Barbarossa the Russians and level large parts of London in the blitz. It's an ATG run.

No cherry picking going on there^^. Dempsey wouldn't even have set foot in Poland, he would have probably tried to make some noise with foray's in to Scandinavia or the channel islands, next up most likely try to find some country without a military defense budget, maybe invade Antarctica.
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