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.
Baker and Valdez were beaten by Moore and they were also trying to make an interest in a Valdes fight for Rocky's 50 win but Valdes got beaten and dropped for a 9 count in the last round by Satterfeild a few weeks before Marciano-Moore....Satterfeild was already blasted out in 2 by Charles and Valdes lost any chance of making a Marciano fight marketable....Baker was KO'd by Moore so fight 50 would have to been a rematch vs Moore and other than the flash KD by Moore, Archie was pretty much dominated by Marciano but Archie was on his best win streak leading up to Marciano and had beaten many of the Big Heavyweights as well as the smaller talented guys in that streak marred only by a DQ loss and a controversial decision that he avenged by KO over Harold Johnson an ATG