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Old 09-26-2012, 12:20 AM   #16
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Default Re: Rocky Marciano vs. Sonny Liston

Originally Posted by Hookie View Post
No, he didn't quit vs. the 180 Lber... I'll give him credit where it is due. Sure, Rocky didn't weigh much more but he was a hell of a lot better than Marshall in every way possible.
At what stage of his career was this?

Once your jaw is broken, it's hard to win let alone continue to fight. Maybe even harder when it is in the early point of your career given your lack experience.

Ali had trouble with Doug Jones, knocked on his ass by Sonny Banks and Cooper. It happens.

Rocky had a controversial decision against 175+ pound Ted Lowry in their first bout. And I've read he had Rocky hurt badly in that fight.

Rocky Marciano: The Rock of His Time {page 41}..."It was Lowry, not Marciano, who was on the verge of scoring an early knockout, stinging Marciano with two terrific rights in the first round and then rocking him with two mighty uppercuts in the second. By the fourth round, a staggered Marciano seemed only one punch away from being knocked out. But then, inexplicably, Lowry stopped fighting and retreated into a shell despite repeated warnings from the referee to open up and a cascade of boos from the crows. To many, it appeared, that Lowry was deliberately carrying Marciano. Was foul play afoot? Was Lowry getting paid to lose? Or was he merely tiring?


Did Walcott suffer any bumps in the road?
How about Others?

Jack Johnson and Jack Dempsey certainly well as others in the HOF.

It Happens...specifically early on.

Last edited by Caelum; 09-26-2012 at 12:37 AM.
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