Re: Rocky Marciano vs. Sonny Liston
Styles make fights. Marciano was made for Liston. Liston had way too big an advantage in reach and punched too hard. Marciano never gets past the jab and is destroyed bit by bit, round by round for a mid-fight stoppage.
All this stuff about how tough Marciano was, how strong he was, how he could never be stopped is crap. By that reasoning, he could never be stopped by a grizzly bear or gorilla either.
He wasn't a cyborg. He was human. He definitely could be hurt, cut and stopped by the right fighter. He was floored, cut and dazed many times in his career. The fighters who did the damage were either too small, too old or didn't punch hard enough to keep up a sustained attack.
Liston was outpsyched by Ali's mindgames but Rocky wasn't that kind of fighter so no psychological advantage for Rocky and certainly no physical advantage either.
An easy win for Liston.