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Old 09-22-2009, 08:58 PM   #37
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Default Re: Rocky Marciano or Jack Johnson who was the greater fighter?

Originally Posted by Muchmoore View Post
I love Rocky, my point was to illustrate how you can display the facts differently than they should and how Johnson fought in a much, much tougher environment and under very different circumstances which should be taken into account.

Just like how Rocky's display in that fight shouldn't be held against him as he was doing his training by smoking and eating
No doubt Johnson was tough and tough having to be a black man in the early 1900's. However, I don't think you can say Johnson was a tougher or harder man than Rocky. It's not something easy to gauge but consistently he proved more.

The Rocky example is pretty crazy. Not sure how it would be possible to fault him in that scenario, especially considering how it was the beginning of the makings to arguably the most dedicated fighter that ever lived. Surely, when you defend Tyson's heart or toughness I'll just bring up this... that's all I'm saying.
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