How hard did Dempsey hit?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Eastpaw, May 21, 2015.

  1. Eastpaw

    Eastpaw Boxing Addict Full Member

    4,005
    161
    Apr 12, 2015
    how hard did he hit
     
  2. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    66,491
    16,426
    Feb 15, 2006
    Probably about as hard as anybody of his weight has ever hit.
     
  3. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

    92,413
    19,807
    Jun 2, 2006
    He broke the jaw of sparring partner Big Ben Wray in two places with one punch.Wray was over 7 foot and 300lbs.
     
  4. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    57,531
    19,402
    Nov 24, 2005
    He hit really hard. The impact of his punches against big Willard is quite evident on film, he's knocking that big lump about quite handily.
     
  5. SuzieQ49

    SuzieQ49 Officer Full Member

    36,023
    2,065
    Sep 14, 2005
    if Marciano had done this to wray you would be tearing apart wray as a nothing of an opponent.

    Marciano > Dempsey. Deal with it
     
  6. SuzieQ49

    SuzieQ49 Officer Full Member

    36,023
    2,065
    Sep 14, 2005
    It certainly helps when that guy as you say is a lump...with no skills who hadn't fought in 4 years
     
  7. SuzieQ49

    SuzieQ49 Officer Full Member

    36,023
    2,065
    Sep 14, 2005
    Dempsey is the only fighter I have ever seen that gets so much praise for beating up on unskilled opponents and then when he faced skilled opponents, he struggled and people make excuses for him.
     
  8. Babality

    Babality KTFO!!!!!!! Full Member

    24,127
    7,249
    Dec 6, 2008
    That's Earnie Shavers.
     
  9. Eastpaw

    Eastpaw Boxing Addict Full Member

    4,005
    161
    Apr 12, 2015
    jack johnson is another one
     
  10. Savak

    Savak Guest

    He made the bags move quite a distance just by one big shots, not even with combinations. That is an example of his power for you.
     
  11. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    66,491
    16,426
    Feb 15, 2006
    There are some variables that should be in question with Dempsey, but his power is not one of them.

    I don't think that any heavyweight under 190lbs, has ever been so destructive, either before or since.
     
  12. Perry

    Perry Boxing Junkie Full Member

    9,343
    1,417
    Apr 26, 2015
    No one denies Joe Louis power. Jack Sharkey who fought both men felt Dempsey hit harder. "If he hits you in the shoulder he breaks your shoulder. If he hits you to the body it felt like his fist comes out your back. If he hits you in the hip he dislocates your hip". If people are at a point that they are questioning Dempseys punching power how much more convoluted can they get?
     
  13. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

    92,413
    19,807
    Jun 2, 2006
    Wray was a sparring partner,not an opponent.
    Marciano was not Dempsey and when Rocky won the title he was called a poor facsimile of Jack.Deal with that FanBoy!
     
  14. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    66,491
    16,426
    Feb 15, 2006
    Greater fighter?

    Maybe.

    Harder puncher?

    Perhaps.

    Better finisher?

    Not even close.
     
  15. PowerPuncher

    PowerPuncher Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    42,732
    163
    Jul 22, 2004
    He was a skinny weakling who took about 5000 punches to stop Willard and Firpo with paper thin gloves, so not that hard by HW standards, decent power for a Cruser or LHW though