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Old 07-06-2007, 10:30 PM   #5
Jupiter1610
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Default Re: Marciano's Wins v Ezzard Charles

10s? Really 10s? His wins over Charles are good but certainly not of the level of Frazier's win over Ali. Not even close. Ali was past his prime (but still undefeated) yet went on for many more years of very impressive fights, including victories over top ATGs. Charles was still an impressive fighter but roughly five years past his best. He had begun to lose to opponents that he previously dominated and is said to have lost much of his former sharpness. After his fights with Marciano he truly slid. I think that Charles is Marciano's best opponent. But as far as the difficultly/significance of a title defense it is no were near Ali/Frazier I. I would give it a 6.
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