Dempsey Or Liston?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Fergy, Nov 22, 2020 at 11:39 AM.

Who ranks highest?

  1. Sonny Liston

    62.5%
  2. Jack Dempsey

    37.5%
  1. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Whom do you rate The higher?
    I've Dempsey just a slot above liston.
    And head to head, prime, who s winning?
     
  2. louis54

    louis54 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Dempsey eventually uses liston for target practice
     
  3. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Liston would absolutely annihilate Dempsey but Jack is a more important figure in the sport.
     
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  4. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Dempsey
    DEMPSEY
    Dempsey
    Dempsey
    Dempsey
     
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  5. louis54

    louis54 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    "I might have been KILLED by the punches of that young and strong bull". Willard on dempsey July10 1919
    Liston was great but if you dont have footwork you might get killed
     
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  6. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Exactly!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Seamus

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    Dempsey never faced anything remotely like a Sonny Liston, a skilled boxer with more power than anyone of Jack's age, a full arsenal of punches, balance, an iron jaw and one of the hallmark jabs in the division's history.

    Sounds precisely like the type (and complexion) that Jack avoided.
     
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  8. louis54

    louis54 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    You mean like george godfrey whom dempsey sent to hospital...
     
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  9. Seamus

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    Yeah, that was a great bout they had. A real high point on Jack's record. Took a lot of guts for him to sign for it.
     
  10. AwardedSteak863

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    Dempsey for historical importance but head to head I have Sonny and his brutal jab winning.
     
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  11. HolDat

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    So Willard was on Liston's level??
     
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  12. Oddone

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    Liston had twenty pounds and an 11 inch reach advantage and he would ram that telephone poll jab into Dempseys face all night. Can’t see Dempsey winning this one.
     
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    I have Dempsey ranked higher. Head to head, Liston has the style and tools to make it one hell of a fight for a few rounds. Dempsey might even visit the canvas. As the fight goes on, Dempsey starts taking over. Dempsey gets the TKO in about round seven, IMO.
     
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  14. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Same here. Head to head, an horrendously hard fight for both but I'm shooting for Dempsey. Just.
     
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  15. Reinhardt

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    I like Dempsey in a lot of hypothetical matchups probably more than most people, however this ain't one of them. He gets ko'ed after landing some good bombs on Sonny.