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Old 10-09-2007, 11:54 AM   #78
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Default Re: Could Roland Lastarza have succeeded in other eras?

Originally Posted by dave krieg
If you mean would he have done something as a heavyweight in other era's then the question would be what era do you mean?If you mean before Sonny Liston then i would guess he could be affective against other 175 pound or 180 pound guys but against any heavyweight champion from Liston till today then they answer woud be no because just like Marciano he wasn't a true heavyweight and never fought any true heavyweights.If Lastaraza was alive and fighting at heavyweight today he would be knocked out all the time just like Rocky Marciano would be.
Well let's think about this for moment.

Given that the perameters for what defined a " true heavyweight ", were different back in those days, then by definition, they were in fact true heavyweights in their time.
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