Originally Posted by edward morbius
Valdes was 6' 3" or so and about 207-215 most of the time.
Louis was 6' 2" and 213 for Marciano.
Bob Baker was 6' 2" and 210 and defeated Valdes twice.
But Valdes was beaten twice by Moore and also by Satterfield, and Baker was ko'd by both Moore and Satterfield. Weill tried to talk up a Baker fight with Marciano in 1955 but the press and public demanded that Moore get the shot.
Fair enough I did think he was heaview but as I said, I make errors when posting from memory.
To be fair to Marciano he defeated who he had to defeat at the time he defeated them. It's just in this instance the criticism I hold is he isn't proven against big guys.
I don't hold him not fighting those guys against him because he better better ranked challengers. It's just unfortunate those better ranked challengers were all smaller men when it comes to comparisons like this.