Re: Why do people seem to hold the ****ell fight against Marciano?
I think you're way off the mark here.
The one saving grace of rocky's career is his outstanding championship run with respect to his era. Valdes aside he beat every number 1 contender of his reign.
The issue with don is that he's the one opponent who wasn't ranked above nino.
Rocky is well regarded as one of the more comprehensive champions in history.
The thing most people hold against him is his mythical h2h weaknesses and his lack of victories against guys who would be today called heavyweights.