Jack Dempsey Vs Iron Mike

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by swagdelfadeel, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    I think its actually pretty significant. Try getting the average teenager to stay focussed long enough to make it through a training session let alone putting forth the mental capacity to dominate a professional sport.. its about a 1 in a million chance of it happening. And a 20 year old 5'11" 216 lb kid beating 28-30 year old guys who are established professionals ranging in height from 6'3" to 6'5", weighing between 218-230 ain't too bad either. Mike was something special.
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  2. Sugah Jay

    Sugah Jay Guest

    tyson was bigger, faster, stronger, had better defense, hit harder, and had better footwork so why would anyone be sitting on this thread saying dempsey would win???
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  3. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    People like their arguments and love to create them where they already know one shouldn't exist. At the end of the day, if these guys were to actually meet via time travel or whatever mechanism possible, there isn't a single guy here who would put their money on Dempsey, with exception of perhaps Bert Beanstock.
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  4. Sugah Jay

    Sugah Jay Guest

    hell yea
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  5. bobbob

    bobbob Member Full Member

    Nov 6, 2009
    Easy, this is called the rose-colored glasses syndrom.
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  6. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    Because not all of the above are true.

    Tyson was bigger, faster, more durable, and probably hit harder.

    Dempsey had slightly the better defence, and his footwork was at least equal.

    Dempsey does bring one significant advantage to the table, and that is the fact that he was a much better infighter. Tyson was only ever really a mid range fighter with short arms, which is why Holyfield handled him so effectively.

    That for me makes this an interesting fight!
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  7. Seamus

    Seamus Devotee of the Little Red Book Full Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    Not true. Dempsey had glaring openings even in his best fights. He bet heavily on his power and ferocity and abandoned his defense.

    True but it does not outweigh the other gross deficiencies he has compared Tyson.
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  8. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    I agree with you Seamus.

    But I want to give a shout out to mr. magoo & janitor.

    You guys are likely the most balanced, restrained & considered posters on the forum, & your integrity, fairness & intelligence really benefits us here. Thank you both.

    Maybe something about a rare lower case handle, bespeaking humility instead of the Ego/rage monsters we sometimes get here.
  9. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Thanks for the kind words. :good
  10. closedguard

    closedguard Active Member Full Member

    May 17, 2014
    Jack was a lot taller then Tyson.:yep
  11. Azzer85

    Azzer85 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 13, 2010

    99% of Tysons opponents were
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  12. HerolGee

    HerolGee Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

    Sep 22, 2010
    Tyson takes 2 out of 3, but all thre fights are stoppages early on.
  13. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

    Jul 15, 2008
    I honestly don't think Dempsey makes it out of the first round against Tyson. Horrible match up for the much smaller Dempsey. Like matching Aaron Pryor against Terry Norris.
  14. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

    Nov 13, 2010
    ******** ******* ****ing **** ****** *** ***ing ****!
  15. Azzer85

    Azzer85 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 13, 2010
    Absolute liar, i provided the links to the thread as well.

    Someone ban this ****