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Old 10-07-2012, 03:29 PM   #222
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Default Re: Rocky Marciano vs. Sonny Liston

Originally Posted by hernanday View Post
O yeah and that is what Floyd Patterson said to himself too until Liston mauled him

Liston would just plain out destroy the guy, and if Marciano retired to avoid Patterson I don't know what he would do to avoid liston, maybe move to cuba.
Only a mover could beat liston or possibly a stronger brawler like foreman or possibly an extremely fast handed hard hitting swarmer with early ko power like Tyson, and the last category is a bit dubious. If Marciano could tire out liston he could win, but I don't see him surviving the punches and the fact that liston had 84 reach to his 67 it'd be nearly impossible for marciano to just land a punch when the other guy has almost on foot on each arm over you.
Where on earth did you get the idea that Marciano retired to avoid Patterson?
You've posted that a couple of times today.

Patterson would have been the last person Marciano would have tried to avoid. I doubt if Marciano had even heard of Patterson.

That's like saying a grizzly bear retired to avoid a mouse.
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