Originally Posted by DonBoxer
I like Marciano over every one of Dempseys opponents but i just dont see him beating Tunney.
I see your point Don, so i'd say Marciano would go 75-2 most likely.
I think the 3 year Hollywood layoff badly damages Rocky's chances against Tunney no matter how hard he trained (which would certainly involved Spartan-like dedication to supreme conditioning
), even though he'd still do notably better than Dempsey & actually make it a tough fight even if the cards were wide, I see there being enough close rounds for it to not be called an easy nights work for Gene.
Peak Marciano however would've given Tunney a 50/50 trilogy I think though, whereas Dempsey would always be made to look a fool.