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Old 07-04-2007, 03:04 PM   #38
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Default Re: So what exactly is wrong with Nat Fleischer's top 10 heavyweight list?

Originally Posted by janitor

Point one; of course

Point two; Marciano claimed to be unbeaten from March 1947

Point three; Well no, as well as Wallace, the first LaStarza fight was a draw...
The first LaStarza fight was a split decision victory for Marciano. New
York had a round system with a supplemental point system if the rounds came out even. One vote went to LaStarza on rounds, one to
Marciano, the third ended 5 to 5, but Marciano won on points as he
had scored a knockdown and won his rounds by larger margins.

No one ever said Marciano was unbeaten from this or that date. He
was unbeaten as a professional. Everyone knew the Wallace fight
came after his first pro fight by the early fifties.
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