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Old 08-17-2007, 11:28 AM   #63
Bill1234
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Default Re: Did Marcanio duck Patterson?

God...KTFO is an idiot. He knows nothing pre 2000. Marciano was an aging fighter when he fought Moore. Moore had great heart. He told the ref not to stop because he wanted to go down like a champion. And he did. Marciano didn't duck Patterson even the slightest bit. I saw some footage on a documentary on Marciano, of when Marciano retired. He said "My wife made me announce that I am retiring before May of this year..." That was on April 27th, 1956. Marciano in the Moore and ****ell fights, was much slower, and didn't have the work rate he once had. Charlie Goldman also changed his style a little bit. He knew that if he changed Marciano style a little, that Marciano wouldn't hit as hard, but he would be more awkward to hit. Also, about Marciano fighting hand picked oppenents, in the begining of his career he was fighting guys that were supposed to beat him. The promoter even admitted it. Marciano fought everyone, and he knocked them out.
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