"Willard held the championship for more than four years. Today his reign is considered the 11th longest in the heavyweight division. He lost the title to Jack Dempsey in 1919 in one of the most severe beatings ever in a championship bout. Willard was knocked down for the first time in his career during the first round and another six times before the round was over; he suffered broken ribs, shattered jaw, broken nose, four missing teeth, partial hearing loss in one ear along with numerous cuts and contusions. Jess fought for two more rounds before retiring on his stool because of the injuries he received in the first round, relinquishing the title.
At 6 ft 6 1/2 in (1.99 m) and 235 lb (107 kg), Willard was the tallest and the largest heavyweight champion in boxing history, until the 270 pounds (120 kg) Primo Carnera won the title on June 29, 1933"
Dempsey is believed to have entered the ring for this bout at 182lbs. So, since you ask if I believe Dempsey could beat Wlad, the answer is yes, that is why I wrote it. Rather than ad hominems and petulance, I’d submit the above as video evidence of the possibility. The video is of Dempsey recording one of the most brutal KOs in the history of boxing against a guy the same height and weight as Wlad, who was ‘one of the longest reigning heavyweight champions in history’. Kovalev walks around heavier than Dempsey did.
If you have any genuine analysis, rather than simply e-stamping your feet and throwing your toys around, I’m sure we’d all welcome it with open minds. [/quote]
you don’t know what ad hominem means so should probably stop using the term.
i could write plenty but i know you will just try to find fault in it all rather than just admit you have said some outrageous nonsense - the fight was fixed / wlad was TRYING not to hurt fury (LOL!!) - and have been called out on it rather than have a pat on the back from one of the circle jerk boxing experts on this forum.
so il keep it short and simple.
weight divisions exist for a reason.
fury has an 85inch reach and you think a couple of 180lb boxers are just going to blow him away rather than have their heads jabbed off of their body and/or get brutally knocked out.
even more pertinently - kovalev is an active fighter so if you are correct why doesn’t he just move up and blow these guys away? he would make more money/fame/prestige if he did so why doesn’t he?
it won’t have even entered his head as it is so laughably moronic. can’t really believe this conversation is even happening myself to be honest.