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Old 12-09-2012, 05:12 PM   #328
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Default Re: Wladimir Klitschko vs. Rocky Marciano

The characteristics of a great fighter have been handed down from a hundred years ago or more. Fleischer wrote about this extensively in his book 50 years at ringside. One of these characteristics is "the ability to stand up against punishment". This would encompass a good chin and of course courage. Going down in sections in his losses to Purity, Brewster and Sanders and in all three really looking as if he wanted to quit shows he has no chin and when his chin is dented a real lack of courage/fighting heart. I can't think of another fighter who is thought of as an all time great hwt that had a bad chin and no heart....do you?
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