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Old 03-21-2013, 05:02 PM   #1751
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Default Re: Wladimir Klitschko vs. Rocky Marciano

Originally Posted by Absolutely! View Post
Haye's hardly a special talent, or at least he hasn't shown us enough to make that statement anything more than hyperbole. He's fast, explosive, and has decent reflex timing. On the other hand he's prone to bouts of sloppiness, is overly wild in finishing, has pretty awful stamina and beneath all the flash and dazzle quite ordinary boxing skills. He's like a Jean Pascal/Andre Berto type fighter, and a lot more beatable than he appears. Of course, against the right kind of opponent he looks like a million bucks.

Rocky would grind him down for a late stoppage win I think, unless Haye gets on his bicycle all night or catches him with something monstrous (an uppercut most likely, in an unlikely scenario).
It's very possible Haye stops him early.

Or he boxes him to a boring UD.

Or Marciano stops him after 6

Haye did show some improved conditioning in the Chisora fight (to counter his stamina)
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