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Old 03-22-2012, 03:02 PM   #5
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Default Re: Why do people seem to hold the ****ell fight against Marciano?

Originally Posted by Dempsey1238 View Post
I been wondering that after viewing a few post.

Every champion has a easy defense here or there. Louis had his Paychecks, Ali had his Wepners and Williams, (Super shot) Tyson had his Marvin Frazier, and Holmes had his list of lesser contenders.

It was not like Rocky was not faceing the best out there, He did have 2 back to back fights with Walcott, a win over Roland, back to back wars vs Charles, and one would think after 5 fights against number 1 contenders, Rocky Marciano earn a give me title defense?

No one brings this up in regards to Dempsey, Ali or Louis or even Lewis.

But in regards to Marciano? You never hear the end to it.
I think the ****ell defence was a try out for Rocky's nose ,injured against Charles in their second fight.
Rocky got a bit of stick for letting ****ell stay around as long as he did , but as he had fought top challengers, I don't think it was anything too heavy.
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