Re: Rocky Marciano vs. Muhammad Ali
Marciano cut on occasion - Ali cut a lot of fighters. Marciano is a formidable foe who took less punishment than is polularly believed (underated defence) but he is there to be hit, and hit plenty, by an accurate puncher. Ali is an accurate puncher.
I don't feel I am underestimating Rocky or overating Ali - I just feel that the toll that Ali would collect when Rocky was on his way in would be huge - to big. And speaking of to big, although Rocky is stronger than Ali, in terms of functional strength he may actually find himself outdone when he gets inside - which may mean a very quick end to the affair.