Originally Posted by Seamus
People are silly.
I also find Marciano nigh unbeatable at this weight. However, a ridiculous power puncher like Langford would have the best chance, not some incredible cutie/slickster. Though he wasn't the leather sponge some make him out to be, Marciano did get hit and hit fairly often. People who fought Langford said he harder than all his contemporaries, even guys like Wills and Dempsey.
I'm hedging but leaning toward Langford today. I think his KO of Wills is better than any two results put together that Marciano achieved.
I can see this shootout going either way.
I'd take Wlad to stop Rocky in the same way you've described although I wouldn't be surprised if Wlad takes Rocky out in the 2nd which is when he likes to let a heavy shot go. If he throws the left hook it could be lights out.
Still, if it takes 7,8,9 rounds I wouldn't be surprised. Marciano shits all over Mormeck, let alone the shite Mormeck Wlad faced so it's not unreasonable to think he'd last a bit longer. Very small guy to match up with such a modern physical beast though.