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Old 12-24-2009, 05:49 PM   #1
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Well?
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:31 PM   #2
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A guy with a huge punch, a fighting heart (or just a huge chip on his shoulder) and not much else. Many claim he just beat up on welters but he was no big middle himself. He would be an entertaining championship calibre middle in any era.
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:43 PM   #3
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A guy with a huge punch, a fighting heart (or just a huge chip on his shoulder) and not much else. Many claim he just beat up on welters but he was no big middle himself. He would be an entertaining championship calibre middle in any era.
Agree with this.
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:47 PM   #4
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A guy with a huge punch, a fighting heart (or just a huge chip on his shoulder) and not much else. Many claim he just beat up on welters but he was no big middle himself. He would be an entertaining championship calibre middle in any era.
I think this is fair. Great enough to be up there whenever in his division's history but not really on that short list of greatest champs.
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:54 PM   #5
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Didn't he put Robinson down briefly?
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:45 PM   #6
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yes he did,he was being punched into the ropes by Robinson and threw a big right hand and it landed towards the back of the head and dropped Robinson briefly.
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:19 AM   #7
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A great right hand puncher ,who was very well managed,and met a fine champ at the right time.
If only the three fights were all filmed
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Didn't he put Robinson down briefly?
im not being funny here but that right hand he hit SRR with was a real *******. It was just out of the blue while he was being on the receiving end of a good few punches on the ropes. Ok, SRR wasnt badly hurt and it was classed a flash knockdown, but it was a really great punch to watch.
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:39 AM   #9
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Dont understand why that last post had *******. All i said was that it was a *******
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Old 12-25-2009, 06:37 AM   #10
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A superb brawler who possessed real malice.

He wasn't Stanley Ketchel, but he wasn't too far off.

Say what you will about Graziano's lack of finesse but very few fighters would have dug a hole into Tony Zale as did Rocky.
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:40 AM   #11
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A very exciting fighter with a great right hand who fought like a wounded animal. great charisma to boot. who fought one of the greatest trilogies ever. a great fighter Imo yes an ATG no.
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Old 12-25-2009, 08:37 AM   #12
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ATG, no way. Not a top thirty all time middleweight. Today would fight at 154.

A huge punching, charasmatic brawler in a Gatti/Mugabi mold ...
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:59 PM   #13
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"Graziano is considered one of the greatest knockout artists in boxing history with the capacity to take any of his opponents out with a single punch."

"No one ever hit me harder than Rocky (Graziano)" Sugar Ray Robinson 1953.

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Old 12-25-2009, 02:19 PM   #14
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"Graziano is considered one of the greatest knockout artists in boxing history with the capacity to take any of his opponents out with a single punch."

"No one ever hit me harder than Rocky (Graziano)" Sugar Ray Robinson 1953.

I was just about to post this quote. Sometimes a great punch will take you far, and especially if you have heart in spades.
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Old 12-25-2009, 02:38 PM   #15
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Definately a big banger, no question. From a division of huge bangers ..
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