View Full Version : Dempsey - Cooney short cut


Bundana
09-23-2009, 10:58 AM
Anyone out there interested in boxing trivia?
If so, who can make the shortest possible connection between two of the greatest white punchers of the 20th century: Jack Dempsey and Gerry Cooney?

(you know: Dempsey fought A, who fought B...... who fought X, who fought Cooney).

GJC
09-23-2009, 11:44 AM
Dempsey
Sharkey
Louis
Marciano
Moore
Ali
Holmes
Cooney

BigMacFoster
09-23-2009, 11:47 AM
One was a proud Irish-American,The other was a self hating injun.

GJC
09-23-2009, 11:51 AM
One was a proud Irish-American,The other was a self hating injun.
Explain?
The list of fighters you don't like just grows and grows!

Bundana
09-23-2009, 11:55 AM
Not a bad effort - but we need something even better!

GJC
09-23-2009, 11:57 AM
Not a bad effort - but we need something even better!
You have a route with less steps?

GJC
09-23-2009, 11:59 AM
Not a bad effort - but we need something even better!
Guess you could drop Archie Moore if you want to use the computer fight between Ali and Marciano but i'd be very impressed if there are less steps than I took.

Bundana
09-23-2009, 12:00 PM
Yes - it can be done with just 5 names!

GJC
09-23-2009, 12:22 PM
Ok i'll have another look, are you counting the Ali Marciano computer fight?

Bundana
09-23-2009, 12:28 PM
This is on the up and up... I wouldn't bother you guys with a trick question! So no computer fight is involved.

Most people would say like you, that 6 names are needed... but you can actually make the connection using only 5. Honest!

BigMacFoster
09-23-2009, 03:02 PM
Explain?
The list of fighters you don't like just grows and grows!

Who said I hated Jack Dempsey?

He said he was a proud American,A proud Irish man,A proud Mormon,A proud indian.............................:Flush:

Bundana
09-24-2009, 05:25 AM
When I started this thread, I figured there would be hundreds of real historians out there, who would enjoy a good trivia question.

And sure enough; within an hour GJC weighed in with a 6-man solution to the Dempsey - Cooney "brain teaser". But since then... nothing!

To help things along, I'll give you a clue: None (not a single one!) of the 6 names suggested by GJC are to be found in the correct 5-man solution.

Hope this gives someone a good idea.

Spartacus Sully
09-24-2009, 06:51 AM
Gese this one was sooo easy,

firpo, godoy, herold johnson, herschel(i belive) jacobs, norton

Bundana
09-24-2009, 07:08 AM
Of course!

Spartacus Sully
09-24-2009, 07:36 AM
no but really i spent like 30 mins tying to figure out who archie more fought that jack sharkey also fought so i could cut out louis and marciano. seems like there isnt any one in that categoery.

as soon as you said that none of them were right and i started from scratch took me about 5 mins.

Bundana
09-24-2009, 07:46 AM
Yeah - I guess that clue all but gave it away!

BattlingNelson
09-24-2009, 08:14 AM
Gese this one was sooo easy,

firpo, godoy, herold johnson, herschel(i belive) jacobs, norton
Nice one.

I followed the Firpo as well as the Norton links but you got there before me. Herold Johnson was one of my missing links.

GJC
09-24-2009, 01:18 PM
Gese this one was sooo easy,

firpo, godoy, herold johnson, herschel(i belive) jacobs, norton
Well done, I tip my imaginary hat to you

mrboxer
09-24-2009, 01:33 PM
since when are dempsey and cooney considered great punchers,if dempsey were fighting to day he would look like a string bean with the power of a welterweight and cooney a great puncher you must be kidding he took a lot of great punches to the jaw,all he had was a average left hook:boxing:

Spartacus Sully
09-24-2009, 05:50 PM
Nice one.

I followed the Firpo as well as the Norton links but you got there before me. Herold Johnson was one of my missing links.

yeah johnson was hidden in their, i pretty much just went through and checked each link looking for some one that fought well past the guy i was looking at. i got jhonson then the first link on his was herschel.

nice ali sig