Originally Posted by lufcrazy
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.
Maybe, but the ****ell fight vs Valdes is the main reason for gripe over Marciano's rein. Yes Valdes did earn the shot over ****ell, but I think Marciano should have gotting a easy one after that run to the title, than the run going into the ****ell fight.
Valdes would have gotting his shot perhaps had he waited instand of rushing into the Moore fight. But people bring this one up compare to Valdes not getting his title shot(Or the Ezzard Charles debate if he was the "True" number 1 contender.)