Originally Posted by BillB
Marciano (in retirement) said that Liston was the one fighter he wouldn't want to get in the ring with.
I've seen that quote several times- couldn't find it but it's out there.
Rocky wasn't just being humble. He didn't mind a bit saying he could have beaten Ali, Patterson and Johansson.
Funny cos I heard that Liston was having lunch with an older Marciano and told Rocky he'd beat him if they fought and Rocky challenged him to spar which he declined.
As for the fight, very hard to gauge how it would play out.
How is Rocky gonna handle Liston's jab?
Can Rocky take Liston's power?
Can Liston take Marciano's?
Is Rocky gonna be able to get on the inside?
Is Liston gonna being to lose confidence or tire from Marciano's workrate?
I'm seriously torn, if Marciano has success nuetralizing Liston's jab and has success getting on the inside I believe he could take it, if he can't Liston wins.