Re: Wladimir Klitschko vs. Rocky Marciano
Obviously I'm picking Wlad, since the size difference is just too much for Rocky, but it could be a fight that lasts longer than many think, and one where Wlad might look quite poor in winning.
Wlad does not knock opponents out early, and I don't think he's a good finisher either. The height disparity could make him look awkward, even cumbersome, as he punches down on a target that's about 5'6" or less when crouched.
Wlad won't turn tiger until he's absolutely so convinced of his own superiority that he feels it's safe to do so, especially so because even though much smaller, Marciano has the capacity to buzz Wlad, I have no doubt about that.
So for me, the fight is really Wlad doing what he wants from the outside, but not looking good in the process...maybe even getting a little frustrated, as he has in the past. Depending on how well Marciano absorbs a big punch, he either gets stopped mid-rounds or suffers a bad cut and the fight is halted in the later rounds.