Re: Rocky Marciano vs. Sonny Liston
Most people when they think of Marciano think about his punching power and endurance and they are right about that. However, what stood out was something you couldn't directly see and that what his strong mind. He simply would not be deterred. People will say, "but Liston was bigger and heavier etc." but Liston was not as physically and mentally strong as Marciano. He wasn't as tough as Marciano. He did not punch as hard as Marciano. Marciano would break Liston down and KO him in about 8 rounds. To me, Liston proved he could be discouraged. He did that in both Ali fights. The kind of pressure Marciano would put on Liston would cause Liston to fold.