Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-23-2012, 10:20 PM   #1
Bummy Davis
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 9,498
vCash: 1000
Default Archie Moore Quotes on the Marciano fight

pre-fight Archie quote"I have watched Marciano fight and I have taken him apart like a watchmaker takes a watch apart. Marciano won't be able to solve my defensive style, he can't and won't hit me" Marciano will miss more punches than he has ever before because I have the right style to beat him. Marciano lacks defense and I will pour it on when he misses"


" I stepped back a half step, twisted my hip and hit him flush in the face with one of the best right hands I ever threw in my life.

"Rocky made a great comeback to batter me down"

"I felt I was in the ring that night with one of the greatest fighters of my time.

" Only time will reveal the Rock was a great fighter and a great man"
Bummy Davis is online now  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 10-24-2012, 11:23 AM   #2
Bummy Davis
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 9,498
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Archie Moore Quotes on the Marciano fight

So I guess there were smack talker back then as well but at least Archie manned up despite a few excuses
Bummy Davis is online now  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 11:23 AM   #3
guilalah
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 944
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Archie Moore Quotes on the Marciano fight

Don't have the book in front of me, but Bob Bearden, a big Marciano fan, sent me an Archie Moore quote from the book 'The Rock of His Times' (Russell Sullivan):


"He doesn't let you fight your fight... It's like fighting an airplane
propeller. The blades keep whirling past your ear and over your head... He
kept changing the speed and rhythm of his propellers. That threw me off."
guilalah is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 12:31 AM   #4
PetethePrince
Slick & Redheaded
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 14,395
vCash: 1200
Default Re: Archie Moore Quotes on the Marciano fight

Quote:
Originally Posted by guilalah View Post
Don't have the book in front of me, but Bob Bearden, a big Marciano fan, sent me an Archie Moore quote from the book 'The Rock of His Times' (Russell Sullivan):


"He doesn't let you fight your fight... It's like fighting an airplane
propeller. The blades keep whirling past your ear and over your head... He
kept changing the speed and rhythm of his propellers. That threw me off."
Yep, I recall something like that. Like fighting Marciano was fighting a windmill.

Later in life older Moore said something like, "I thought I could beat any man that I could hit and Marciano wasn't too difficult to hit. But he was just a hard hitting, slam bam, didn't give a damn."

Foreman said Moore said "My arms... he punched them so much they hurt."
PetethePrince is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 12:38 AM   #5
Boxed Ears
Smugly Savvy Feelings
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pazinfowit, Esperantia
Posts: 24,953
vCash: 26664
Default Re: Archie Moore Quotes on the Marciano fight

I remember him saying the slam, bam, don't give a damn quote, but I also remember him saying he wasn't a great boxer, only a great hitter. Of course, Moore was a fan of multiple answers to the same questions.
Boxed Ears is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 01:46 AM   #6
PetethePrince
Slick & Redheaded
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 14,395
vCash: 1200
Default Re: Archie Moore Quotes on the Marciano fight

Quote:
Originally Posted by Boxed Ears View Post
I remember him saying the slam, bam, don't give a damn quote, but I also remember him saying he wasn't a great boxer, only a great hitter. Of course, Moore was a fan of multiple answers to the same questions.
Yep, I recall that apart of the quote too. Not a great boxer but a great puncher or fighter... something like that. True of Moore.
PetethePrince is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 07:47 AM   #7
Stevie G
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: London,England
Posts: 9,345
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Archie Moore Quotes on the Marciano fight

Archie came out with some great quotes.


"I'm not saying that Cassius would beat Liston,but I'm sure he would furnish him with an interesting evening"
Stevie G is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 08:02 AM   #8
punchy
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 897
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Archie Moore Quotes on the Marciano fight

Marciano doesn't look that great on film, but he was a great fighter I would back him against almost anyone.
punchy is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 09:17 AM   #9
Seamus
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Posts: 12,417
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Archie Moore Quotes on the Marciano fight

I also remember an article where Archie blamed the ref for him losing, something about the ref protecting Rocky after the KD. He seemed very bitter.
Seamus is online now  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 06:47 PM   #10
JWSoats
Gatekeeper
ESB Full Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 378
vCash: 500
Default Re: Archie Moore Quotes on the Marciano fight

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seamus View Post
I also remember an article where Archie blamed the ref for him losing, something about the ref protecting Rocky after the KD. He seemed very bitter.
He also repeated this in Peter Heller's In This Corner. " ... He grabbed Marciano's gloves and began to wipe Marciano's gloves and look over his shoulder and gave Marciano a count standing up. If a man is on his feet, he is automatically a target. This is what was told us at that noon, but he forgot all about it and he began to rub his gloves and then he gave him a snatch, you know, kind of to pull him to. I'll never forget it. It cost me the heavyweight title." Watching the fight film shows it different than Archie remembered it.
JWSoats is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 06:58 PM   #11
Boxed Ears
Smugly Savvy Feelings
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pazinfowit, Esperantia
Posts: 24,953
vCash: 26664
Default Re: Archie Moore Quotes on the Marciano fight

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seamus View Post
I also remember an article where Archie blamed the ref for him losing, something about the ref protecting Rocky after the KD. He seemed very bitter.
Yeah, I believe he was quoted about that in the Marciano bio I read and I think Big George wrote about it in his auto as well. I'm sure the feeling, even for an instant, of almost dethroning Marciano to become the HW champion of the world on top of everything else, at his age, was not an easy thing to get past. It probably helped the letdown to have a little scapegoating there. I believe George said something about how when that ref died Archie said he wished he could've let go of the bitterness about it much earlier because the ref was a good fellow. Something like that.
Boxed Ears is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 07:39 PM   #12
Colonel Sanders
NSB defector
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,710
vCash: 500
Default Re: Archie Moore Quotes on the Marciano fight

Quote:
Originally Posted by punchy View Post
Marciano doesn't look that great on film, but he was a great fighter I would back him against almost anyone.
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b0yHvw-vW0[/ame]
Colonel Sanders is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 07:44 PM   #13
Seamus
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Posts: 12,417
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Archie Moore Quotes on the Marciano fight

I do remember that the film did not back up whatever he was saying. And Marciano was a rare, rare beast.
Seamus is online now  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 08:53 PM   #14
Lord Tywin
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 797
vCash: 500
Default Re: Archie Moore Quotes on the Marciano fight

This is Marciano's most impressive performance to me. Watch how he pins Moore on the ropes and gives him absolutely no breathing space and throws so many punches that Moore cant do anything but bob, weave, and get hit.

Its really remarkable. I cant recall ever seeing another heavyweight, Frazier included, with a work rate as high as Marciano showed in that fight.
Lord Tywin is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 09:44 PM   #15
Colonel Sanders
NSB defector
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,710
vCash: 500
Default Re: Archie Moore Quotes on the Marciano fight

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Tywin View Post
This is Marciano's most impressive performance to me. Watch how he pins Moore on the ropes and gives him absolutely no breathing space and throws so many punches that Moore cant do anything but bob, weave, and get hit.

Its really remarkable. I cant recall ever seeing another heavyweight, Frazier included, with a work rate as high as Marciano showed in that fight.
Colonel Sanders is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013