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View Poll Results: Where does Marciano rank all-time amongst hws?
The Greatest 6 9.68%
Top 5 21 33.87%
Top 10 22 35.48%
Outside the top 10 13 20.97%
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:37 AM   #16
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Amsterdam, you've accidentaly left Lewis of your list!
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:38 AM   #17
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Sometimes you just can't win McGrain, even in totally objective, boring format.
Did you see the film though? Marciano v the bear?
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:39 AM   #18
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Did you see the film though? Marciano v the bear?
No, I thought he was talking about some 'footage' that he hadn't seen.
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:41 AM   #19
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Amsterdam, you've accidentaly left Lewis of your list!
He ranks highly on my H2H list, but not in my era/era list, obviously. No other HW in their prime gets KTFO by second raters in the early going, that's just too much of a nasty stain and he wasn't performing to Holyfield's level at times and I also take his competition into question, such as the second McCall fight and how McCall shouldn't even have been in the ring, then of course we have a gauge of common opponents between Tyson-Lewis-Holyfield and I rate that accordingly.

Not to mention, I am just biased against guys with suspect chins, I am sorry and it's not going to change.
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:43 AM   #20
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1. Ali
2. Louis
3. Holmes
4. Foreman
5. Lewis
6. Liston
7. Dempsey
8. Marciano
9. Johnson
10. Tyson
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:45 AM   #21
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1. Ali
2. Louis
3. Holmes
4. Foreman
5. Lewis
6. Liston
7. Dempsey
8. Marciano
9. Johnson
10. Tyson
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:04 PM   #22
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Head to head definitely outside the top ten. In terms of accomplishments, just outside the top ten.
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:06 PM   #23
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Around 7th.
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:25 PM   #24
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A ranking anywhere from 3 to 10 could be comfortably justified. Anything outside of that zone is going to require a good explaination.
I think this is a very fair assessment. A little surprised how many rank him outside the top 10. Maybe it's because he ducked Nino Valdez
I feel Ali and Louis are in a class by themselves. Then, you have a group of Marciano, Holmes, Foreman, Lewis who are pretty interchangeable based on personal biases. Don't know enough about Dempsey/Johnson to make a valid rank.
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:27 PM   #25
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1. Ali
2. Louis
3. Lewis
4. Holmes
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46. Marciano
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:38 PM   #26
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1. Ali
2. Louis
3. Lewis
4. Holmes
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46. Marciano
I hope you're joking.

Otherwise you're not called Mr Magoo for nothing.
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:38 PM   #27
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1: Joe Louis
2: Muhammad Ali
3: Rocky Marciano
4: James J. Jeffries
5: Joe Frazier
6: Jack Dempsey
7: George Foreman
8: Lennox Lewis
9: Larry Holmes
10: Harry Wills
11: Sonny Liston
12: Jack Johnson
13: Mike Tyson
14: Evander Holyfield
15: Ezzard Charles
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:39 PM   #28
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I hope you're joking.

Otherwise you're not called Mr Magoo for nothing.
LOL
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:29 PM   #29
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:43 PM   #30
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Very funny. Who's #1 then Ruskie? Nikolai Valuev?

Marciano is #1 of course being that he is the ONLY UNDEFEATED HW champ in HISTORY.
"Show me a fighter whose undefeated and I'll show you a fighter who hasn't fought anybody." --Whitey Bimstein, legendary boxing trainer.

Undefeated in one of the heavyweights weakest eras. Plus it could be argued he was given a gift decision in one of his fights. If he had one loss on he record he wouldn't break anybody's top ten.
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