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Old 09-29-2012, 12:39 PM   #58
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Default Re: Rocky Marciano vs. Sonny Liston

Originally Posted by he grant View Post
THis is a terrible fight for Marciano who would get busted up badly before he got stopped. Styles are everything and Sonny, bigger, stronger, with a huge reach advantage, a jack hammer jab and equal to Rocky in power would do a number on him .. he'd cut him up, swell him up and stop him ...
This is too short of an answer. It is never that simple when two great fighters meet.

The only thing I agree with is that styles are everything - marciano's style would be far too awkward and unconventional for Sonny.

If it were this simple Liston never would have lost a fight and rocky would have been no better than the rest of Listons more conventional, less equipped hapless victims who were cut up, busted up, swelled up etc etc... This wont happen to marciano. He was a lot better than those guys.

Marciano was a great fighter. its not going to be simple. Rocky is NOT the ripe Joe Frazier George Foreman got at just the right time.
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