Originally Posted by TBooze
It does when you claiming a perfect pro career. Marciano is saying I never loss a fight from March 1947 onwards, that is simply not true.
Sure the likes of Armstrong etc did the same thing, but unlike the Rock their greatness is not based on a statistical abnormality.
Well, if a major league baseball player or NBA basketball player plays
in the Olympics, is this part of his major league or NBA record. No. It
By the way, fighters were often paid for amateur fights in those days,
and Marciano would still have the best record of any fighter ever against
Hall-of-Famers, champions, rated fighters, and ever rated fighters, even
if we counted in all his amateur defeats. All these achievements are more
important than merely avoiding defeats in early preliminary fights.
Marciano is great because of his record against top fighters, not because
of his record when starting out.