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Old 11-16-2012, 01:42 PM   #59
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Default Re: how effective would the lighter heavyweights be today?

Originally Posted by Unforgiven View Post
Marciano could have carried more muscle, perhaps 20 to 30 extra pounds.
But he'd still have short arms.
And I don't think his feet were fast enough.

I think Marciano had a bigger frame than James Toney. And Toney didn't look too bad at 217 against Holyfield.
Yeah, but style-wise, Toney set his feet in concrete and worked in the pocket, probably the exact opposite of Marciano. Toney could get away with being a fat-ass because of his mastery of this style. Marciano needed to be what he was in order to win with the style that he had mastered, constant forward movement, ducking at the waist, high power punch output. At 217, he's not going to be effective doing that... at least in my opinion.
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