Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by George Crowcroft, Aug 18, 2019.
How many Fulton fights have you seen? Carl Morris?
He was after all nick named "Jack the Giant Killer",
Right, and Wilder isn't likely to do it.
I couldn't give a **** about Dempsey, the guy fought over a 100 years ago, he beat 2 bums, Willard and Firpo, tha's his claim to fame, there's next to no footage of him, and I'm tired of your bs as well. You're the racist not me. IGNORE
Who said anything about you?
I think it's odd how the moralizers come out swinging against Dempsey here, but ignore that Wilder said multiple times that he would like a "body on his record" and that he was the primary driver in the racial animosity that hung over the Fury fights. I'm not calling their actions equivalent, but it's easy to get into the weeds about character flaws in boxing and it's just a distraction a lot of times.
Do you honestly believe Wilder wouldn’t get to Dempsey with sheer brute force and strength? I appreciate Wilder isn’t the greatest boxer but imo is more than capable of bullying and stopping the smaller man.
He may of done all those years ago, but we are now in 2021. Athletes get bigger, stronger, faster. That is how it goes. That era of fighting was a tough era, as tough as any, but the skills, fitness, nutrition and all of the modern games facilities were not available back then. The fighters may have been as mentally tough, but physically they do not compare to today’s standards.
When did he do that? He struggled against smaller Szpilka and didn't try to bully him.
Modern era heavyweight. Wilder ko”d him.
He didn't bully him though and Szpilka certainly isn't a "modern HW".
Modern compared to Dempsey.
Left out the part about the horrific knockout, using a left hook no less, which people like you seem to think is nonexistent.
When did I say that Wilder has no left hook?
I think that Dempsey feasted on taller rangier men, and that trying to bully him was generally the road to nowhere.
I also think that he was a more dangerous finisher than Wilder.