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View Poll Results: Louis vs Marciano
Louis KO/TKO 16 61.54%
Louis PTS 3 11.54%
Draw 1 3.85%
Marciano KO/TKO 5 19.23%
Marciano PTS 1 3.85%
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:29 AM   #16
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I think that the fighters back then had a lot more class than the ones we see today. I think that Joe Louis was being classy and not bad mouthing Marciano. He doesn't really give an opinion either way, he justs says that "I wouldn't say I'd beat him" and then says that it would be a good fight. I don't see that as an admission of him saying that Marciano would beat him in his prime.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:07 AM   #17
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They asked Marciano's trainer Charlie Goldman,after Rocky beat Louis in 1951...how Rocky would have done against a younger Joe Louis...Goldman said,"The fight would have been over sooner,"...asked why,Goldman said," ...because you don't come AT Rocky Marciano!"..
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:08 AM   #18
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and don't forget that when they did fight in 51...not only was joe physically past his best with a LOT of miles on the clock....he wasn't motivated..at all.
he actually hated boxing by that time...and the only interest he had in it was the money he needed...opponents didnt motivate him

That's not true. Joe actually came into the fight in excellent shape for his age(37), and he was the # 2 rated contender in the world. With a win over Marciano, he would get one more crack to regain his heavyweight title.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:09 AM   #19
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Yep,

Similar styles but with some different tools and key details that would make for two different fights.
To be honest,

I think you should actually watch Marciano-Louis before you comment on a prime for prime matchup. It was a good fight, especially the first 5 rounds.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:12 AM   #20
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I think that the fighters back then had a lot more class than the ones we see today. I think that Joe Louis was being classy and not bad mouthing Marciano. He doesn't really give an opinion either way, he justs says that "I wouldn't say I'd beat him" and then says that it would be a good fight. I don't see that as an admission of him saying that Marciano would beat him in his prime.
this - they didn't come much classier than Joe Louis and I wouldn't ever expect Joe Louis to put himself over many of his opponents - plus he was by that time very close friends with Marciano - he said something along the lines of it was the saddest day I his life when Rocky was killed - Joe Louis in anyone's world has got to be one of the top 4 heavyweights in history don't forget that - and Rocky is the kind of guy who is in for the fight of his life against anyone in the top 10 of all time and they don't come deadlier for me than Joe Louis so you know this just may well be Marciano's most dangerous potential fantasy fight IMO
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:30 AM   #21
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That's not true. Joe actually came into the fight in excellent shape for his age(37), and he was the # 2 rated contender in the world. With a win over Marciano, he would get one more crack to regain his heavyweight title.
i'll be back with a response for this.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:34 AM   #22
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bollocks...i can't respond.

it's in his auto-biography...he describes in detail how he has lost all love for the sport by then and has to fight for money and really wants out.

flea (poster on here) has my copy...forgot i lent it to him...can't get the passage in the book to copy and post here.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:27 AM   #23
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Then how come Joe Louis was campaigning so vigorously for a title shot? Joe was a top rated contender, in line for a title shot against Charles in 1951
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:34 AM   #24
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i can't respond in the way i'd like fella....went to grab the book and remembered i'd lent it out...rather than tell you what i remember reading from it..i'd like to scan the pages and let you read yourself.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:43 PM   #25
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Prime vs Prime would give Louis a far better chance to do much better than there actual fight but Louis may also get very aggressive and walk into a Marciano bomb earlier....Louis is my # 1 heavyweight of all time but I love the Marciano will,heart & power against anyone but Louis beats Ali, Holmes,Lewis and as much as I hate to say it Marciano and anyone else including the Klitschko's in 100 fights against these men Louis would go 70-30 not a bad record with this company
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:43 PM   #26
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I've already read it. I am a huge Joe Louis fan. He might be the greatest fighter of all time.
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