It is worth saying a bit about Willard here. It is easy to watch Dempsey demolishing him, and assuming that other fighters would have done the same, but actually everybody else had trouble hitting him. If you look at the Moran fight for example, he was very effective at using his size to keep Moran at range. The main problem that he had in the Dempsey fight, was that he was fighting Dempsey. It is hard to say how he would have fared against guys like Tucker and Smith, but it is not unreasonable to speculate that he might have been of comparable ability.