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View Poll Results: The Brockton Blockbuster vs The Fighting Marine
Marciano by Stoppage 18 48.65%
Marciano by Decision 3 8.11%
Tunney by Stoppage 0 0%
Tunney by Decision 16 43.24%
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Old 06-28-2007, 04:00 PM   #46
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Tunney has a pretty big reach advantage. But then again Rocky always smothered his opponents. So i think Rocky wins by stoppage round 8-9
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:17 PM   #47
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marciano has a much smaller reach
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Old 06-29-2007, 07:30 AM   #48
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This is a tough one..in many ways i feel dempsey was the more skilled fighter then marciano...more skill..more speed...as good power..physically actually bigger..better reach..could brawl as well as marciano...and could box much better..and tunney beat him.....BUT, I still say that Tunney did not beat a prime dempsey...so...the question is....would a prime dempsey have beaten tunney..i think so....i have seen enough film of the young dempsey, that i do belive he was a significantly better fighter when he won the tite then when he lost it. So the second question is...where would Marciano be..if tunney and the rock fight 10 times....I say maricano ko or stops him inside of 15 4 times..i say he manages to batter him throught and take a decision 2 times....gene does not knock the rock out in any fights..but perhaps knocks him down in all fights...gene wins by decision in 4 fights.
Dempsey was no longer the "Mannassa Mauler"when he fought Tunney,he had been out of the ring for three years,and living the soft life,prime Dempsey beatsTunney imo.
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Old 06-29-2007, 12:40 PM   #49
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Default Re: Marciano vs. Tunney

Tunney was a safety-first, thinking fighter, student of his opponents, who approached each rival as a puzzle to be solved.

Marciano found Charles, Walcott and Moore in front of him more often than not because a) they were boxer-punchers b) their old legs could carry them away only for so long.

Tunney was a pure boxer whose main goal was the W on his record. He was athletic enough, savvy enough and fundamentally-sound enough to avoid Rocky's best enough to win the 15-round decision.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:29 PM   #50
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I don't know about this one. This might actually be a bad matchup style wise for Marciano. Tunney was fast on his feet. Only Ali was a better dancer at HW and Gene was pretty tough to boot. He survived a series of brutal bouts with Harry Greb and learned from them as well. The Dempsey that fought Tunney was still faster than Marciano and Gene took all but one round in both fights! Gene cut Dempsey's eyes badly in the 1st fight and we all know how easily Rocky cut. I think the speed and mobility of Tunney would be the deciding factor for one fight anyway. In a 3 fight series Marciano would probably take 2 of them but Gene could certainly take 1 of them either by lopsided decision or stoppage on cuts.
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