Re: Wladimir Klitschko vs. Rocky Marciano
Guys, about their respective height and reach...one must remember that Tyson in terms of dimensions was barely bigger than Rocky, standing a listed (and disputed) 5'11" with a 72" reach, which when you consider is measured from wingtip to wingtip, with Tyson being a little broader around the shoulders than Rocky, is not significantly more than Marciano's 67". It's actually quite surprising how insignificant that 5" really is, all things considered.
Tyson never had a problem reaching guys 6'5", 6'6" or whatever.
Of course, Tyson and Rocky have completely different physical characteristics and different styles so I'm not saying that Marciano would be as effective against huge guys, but I am suggesting that it's not as if Rocky literally could not reach Wlad's chin.