Wilder vs Dempsey

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by George Crowcroft, Aug 18, 2019.

Who wins?

  1. Wilder PTS

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  2. Wilder KO

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  3. Dempsey PTS

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  4. Dempsey KO

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  5. Draw

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  1. Greb5000

    Greb5000 New Member Full Member

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    Dempsey was probably the most highly regarded heavyweight in history ; by other great fighters of boxing history. Those of interest go to Michael Hunnicutt Branford conn. Facebook to view newspaper clippings of
     
  2. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Love that this is post number one in this thread and David Haye found out the day before the third fight and changed his pick as a result :lol:
     
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  3. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I’m going with wilder.
     
  4. Jpreisser

    Jpreisser Active Member Full Member

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    There's always a chance Wilder catches Dempsey at mid- to long-range, but I favor good bob-and-weavers like Dempsey (and Frazier) over a lot of these big stiffs who rely heavily on straight punches. Especially someone like Wilder who doesn't have a consistent jab against guys who show a penchant for avoiding it, has barely coherent footwork (I'm exaggerating a bit), has little notion of how to infight, and lacks technique and adaptability. I think Dempsey mauls him and stops.
     
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  5. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Dempsey would win, because the weight of Wilder's ring walk costume would wear him down, and you have better believe that Dempsey would use horse hair gloves baby!
     
  6. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

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    If Wilder can land on Fury he can certainly land on Dempsey. Unlike Fury , Jack doesn't have a titanium chin to withstand the blow. . The power would vaporize him
     
  7. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Fury doesn't have "titanium" chin. It is good, but not on ATG level.

    Dempsey's chin was quite strong on its own.
     
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  8. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I would dispute both of your assumptions.

    A. That Dempsey was easier to land on.
    B. That Fury took a punch better.
     
  9. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Fury is a big target.Wilder looks good banging out upright slow movers like Breazeale.A perpetual motion, bobber and weaver like Dempsey would be a different proposition.
     
  10. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    And he would bring it to a definite conclusion, one way or the other, much sooner.
     
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  11. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

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    The laws of physics defy that claim. Dempsey when fighting fit was around 190lbs
     
  12. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 "Jack sure can whack” banned Full Member

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    Thank you.
     
  13. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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    Imagine what he'd think of Jem Carney's gloves cut off at the second knuckle.
     
  14. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Willard was the same, he just didn't have social media!
     
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  15. GoldenHulk

    GoldenHulk Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Dempsey was a racist, one of these so called greats that drew the color line. Wilder decapitates him.