Originally Posted by vargasfan1985
Anyone thinking Ali wins 15-0 and is perfectly intact with no marks, bruises, pain, etc is just naive. Rock would do damage.
It's interesting how perceptions change as time goes on. If the internet existed in the 80s and this question was raised, there would be a lot more support for Marciano. It's almost like in the era of the super-heavyweight it's been decided that fighters under 200lbs can't compete with those over 200. Marciano wasn't that much smaller than Frazier, who obviously gave Ali plenty to think about in their trilogy.
I remember one writer (forget who) saying that Marciano wouldn't beat Ali, but he would give him hell. That pretty much sums up my thoughts on the fight.