If Dempsey Had Destroyed Tunney in 1 Round?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Levook, Aug 8, 2022.

  1. Levook

    Levook Active Member Full Member

    Aug 26, 2020
    What if the Manassa Mauler had destroyed Tunney in 90 secs ala Tyson - Spinks? Would it be his best win? How does it impact Jack's career?
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  2. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 30, 2014
    Seeing as Tunney's legacy at heavyweight was beating Dempsey (twice) and becoming champion, I don't think Dempsey's legacy would've improved all that much tbh. People would've criticized him for fighting a blown up light heavy (even if he was the light heavyweight champion)
  3. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Liston was good, but no "Tire Iron" Jones Full Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Might help a bit, just because the film quality would be good enough that later restoration would look extremely clear.
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  4. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Drunkie Full Member

    Oct 28, 2017
    I think it would be Dempsey's best win considering Tunney's wins over Weinert, Delaney, Gibbons, Greb, Risko etc.
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  5. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 16, 2019
    History would have definately changed, no Famous Long Count, and no conspiracy theory of Mike Tyson vs James Buster Douglas long count on Feb 11 1990 with Naughty Polly The Parrot sitting perched.
  6. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    Not as much as beating WIlls but more than beating Gibbons.
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