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Old 11-19-2012, 08:46 PM   #16
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Roland Lastarza beats a highly rated contender like Satterfield and then faces of with
Rex Layne following his upset win over Jersey Joe. Considering Rex wasn't at his best when they fought each other I think I'd probably favour him. The winner faces Walcott in an eliminator for Charle's title around mid 51. Personally I think Walcott would have beat either man, but Lastarza more comfortably. Obviously there's always the chance that Joe stylistically didn't match up well with Rex and may have dropped another to decision to him. after a failed Joe Louis comeback the title changes hands between Walcott and Charles, with either Moore, Layne or Maxim taking over at some point before Patterson takes over as the next heavyweight champion until he meets up with Johansson.
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The Rocky movies would have been "Rex" after Rex Lang..or "Jack" after Jack Dempsey (and would have had a cameo by Robbin Williams) or it would have been called "Chucky" after Chuck Weapner and would have also involved a child killing possed doll.
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Roland Lastarza beats a highly rated contender like Satterfield and then faces of with
Rex Layne following his upset win over Jersey Joe. Considering Rex wasn't at his best when they fought each other I think I'd probably favour him. The winner faces Walcott in an eliminator for Charle's title around mid 51. Personally I think Walcott would have beat either man, but Lastarza more comfortably. Obviously there's always the chance that Joe stylistically didn't match up well with Rex and may have dropped another to decision to him. after a failed Joe Louis comeback the title changes hands between Walcott and Charles, with either Moore, Layne or Maxim taking over at some point before Patterson takes over as the next heavyweight champion until he meets up with Johansson.

Lastarza, Layne would have never gotten past guys like Clarence Henry, Bob Baker, and Nino Valdes
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:07 AM   #19
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Rex Layne may has not been ruined
I think that sums it up. I spoke to boxing people from that era, and many said Layne was never same after Marciano ko loss. He was 80% of old self at best afterwards, and a few thought he should have retired, although he did ok after. If he had no Marciano to deal with, he would be the guy everyone argues about from that era.
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. If he had no Marciano to deal with, he would be the guy everyone argues about from that era.

No, because Layne was never better than Clarence Henry and Bob Baker. Marciano was the best young fighter in 1951, but Clarence Henry was nipping at his tail...some newspapers rated Henry on par with Marciano. Baker was also considered one of the most highly touted prospects since Joe Louis.
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