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Old 02-24-2006, 08:46 AM
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was dempsey a lucky bum that came up in a weak era?
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Old 02-24-2006, 09:26 AM
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was dempsey a lucky bum that came up in a weak era?
he would still beat your boy marciano.
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Old 02-24-2006, 09:27 AM
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dempsey a bum?
yeah and the pope's a jew

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Old 02-24-2006, 10:32 AM
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Dempsey was a great fighter.
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:43 AM
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just because he was around long ago, doesn't mean he wasn't good.
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Old 02-24-2006, 12:40 PM
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He didn't fight every fight like he did against Willard.
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Old 02-24-2006, 03:55 PM
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Dempsey was a top ten heavyweight and that is undisputed. I consider him one of the P4P greatest fighters and punchers of all time as he regulary took on much heavier men and beat them convincingly. People who actually understand what the term P4P means would agree with me.

In terms of ability, he had everything but an exceptional defense. His power, handspeed, footspeed, reflexes, chin, and endurance were all very good. His one flaw was he was often thinking of the attack and not about what the opponent was going to do with him. He did not have an extremely defensive mind, but he was no means slow or easy to hit. He just got caught coming in while on the attack. Luckily for him, he also had an amazing ability to recuperate from hard punches and knockdowns and then come back to land concussive blows of his own. He had as much heart as anyone who ever laced them up. I consider him superior to Rocky Marciano and Joe Frazier in talent. He was the best of the great heavyweight swarmers.

As far as accomplishes go, he did not successfully defend his title against great competition compared to other great champions, but aside from Harry Wills, he took on everyone who was available. It should be noted that he completely cleaned up his division prior to winning the title.

All in all I rank Dempsey as the 5th or 6th greatest heavyweight, and that is due to a lackluster (in terms of quality of opposition; not the entertainment value of those fights!) championship reign. On ability alone he is a top three or four heavyweight.
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Old 02-24-2006, 05:41 PM
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he would still beat your boy marciano.
yep there isn't a man alive that Marciano could beat besides the ones he did beat
Right?
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Old 02-24-2006, 05:58 PM
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yep there isn't a man alive that Marciano could beat besides the ones he did beat
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thats right tell em
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Old 02-24-2006, 05:59 PM
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he would still beat your boy marciano.
dempsey didnt even have the skills rocky had, he just swung
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