More impressive win

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by The Long Count, Jul 13, 2019.


More impressive win

  1. Fury over Wlad

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  2. Tunney over Dempsey

    37.5%
  1. The Long Count

    The Long Count Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Is Gene Tunney’s win over Jack Dempsey more impressive than Fury’s over Wlad. Wlad was 39 but still very active fighting twice a year. Jack was only 31 but had not had a pro fight in 3 years. Both men were viewed as pretty invincible at the time these men turned the trick on them.
    Both champions although faded (badly) turned in rather strong efforts in their next Bouts - Dempsey in a grueling controversial win over Jack Sharkey and Wlad in a grueling epic loss to Joshua.
     
  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    Wlad > Dempsey in their primes
    Wlad > Dempsey past their primes
     
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    Dubblechin Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Did Gene sing an Aerosmith song to Polly Lauder in the ring afterward?

    No?

    I'm going with Fury.
     
  4. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders NSB defector Full Member

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    I didn't think Fury could outbox Wlad and he didn't have the firepower to KO him. It looked hopeless to me. Big upset in my eyes.

    On the other hand, while I don't know what the odds for Tunney-Dempsey I were, if there were any, it's easy to see, at least now, that it was a bad match-up for Jack.

    So I vote Fury.
     
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  5. The Long Count

    The Long Count Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    What’s impressive for Gene that Fury didn’t do but I didn’t factor it into the original question is that Gene turned the trick twice. Shame Fury didn’t afford Wlad the opportunity to try and retain title.
     
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