If Dempsey Had Destroyed Tunney in 1 Round?

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  1. Levook

    Levook Active Member Full Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Not as much as beating WIlls but more than beating Gibbons.
     
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