Originally Posted by TheGreatA
It was messy in the beginning, although it always was with Layne. Marciano brought it to a brutal end though. He hit harder, he took a better punch, he had a more effective defense and his stamina was better and that's what it came down to.
Funny but I do not see it messy in the beginning at all .. if anything Rocky was a tiny bit wild in the fourth and fifth but at no real exposure to himself and in some ways he was just trying to be spectacular ... I cannot remember him looking faster, sharper and stronger .. his center of gravity was excellent .. he just shoved the bigger guy around like nothing .. Layne was sucking wind after three rounds ..