Originally Posted by McGrain
You think Marciano was more skilled than Charles?
Laughable on the face of it, perhaps.
But Marciano perfected his style. You could call him a highly-skilled slugger: the duck-and-weave; the leverage. Certainly his undefeated record against the best of his time belies the myth that he was just an unskilled brute.
Everybody thought Rocky would be a cakewalk...until they got in the ring with him.
Charles' polished skills--certainly all-time great--were best at lower weights.