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Old 11-18-2012, 12:44 PM   #112
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Default Re: Wladimir Klitschko vs. Rocky Marciano

Originally Posted by ChrisPontius View Post
Marciano has more one or two-punch KOs against ranked contenders than the vast majority of heavyweight champions. Rex Layne, Walcott (2x) and Matthews. You may think "only four?", but it's very high number: Tyson has The Truth, Frans Botha and Tubbs. Lewis has one: Rahman. Foreman has one: Moorer. Frazier has none, Dempsey has none that I know of, Wlad has Chambers, and Thompson (arguably Brock and Austin as well).

Bottomline: it's very hard to stop rated opponents, let alone with one or two punches. During his last fights, Marciano was more of a grind-you-down fighter who doubled his output compared to the Walcott fight. But both in terms of stopping ranked opponents and scoring one punch KOs over ranked opponents, Rocky's name is at or near the top of the list.
Interesting stuff.
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