Originally Posted by doug.ie
and don't forget that when they did fight in 51...not only was joe physically past his best with a LOT of miles on the clock....he wasn't motivated..at all.
he actually hated boxing by that time...and the only interest he had in it was the money he needed...opponents didnt motivate him
That's not true. Joe actually came into the fight in excellent shape for his age(37), and he was the # 2 rated contender in the world. With a win over Marciano, he would get one more crack to regain his heavyweight title.