Originally Posted by SuzieQ49
If he would struggle in later heavyweight eras with the big skilled/powerful men, What in your opinion then makes Marciano the great sub 190lb head to head fighter who ever lived then? Do they simply not have the physical advantages needed to stop the rings ultimate animal?
I think in a one-off fight Marciano has a chance against most any heavy (though probably not Wlad or Lewis). However, if he fought his career in the past couple decades, with each opponent being of the likes (size and power) that a Lennox Lewis faced, I think he would simply break down physically and probably get sparked once or twice. He suffered enough wear and tear in his short career against the modern equivalent of light heavies and cruisers.