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Old 11-07-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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Default Rocky Marciano vs Sugar Ray Robinson 1952

Both in their primes. Robinson at 155lb bumps up to face the 185lb Rocky Marciano, ala Fitzsimmons-Jeffries.
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Robinson gets smashed. I'm sure I read an anecdote somewhere where SRR was offered the fight by his manager, to which he replied "You f*cking fight him"!

Not sure if anyone has heard this story/remembers any detail?
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:58 PM   #3
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i've brought this topic up before and have been laughed off the board. maricano is a heavy favorite here but robinson is the superior boxer in every way shape and form. in the end, marciano is just too big.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:16 PM   #4
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i've brought this topic up before and have been laughed off the board. maricano is a heavy favorite here but robinson is the superior boxer in every way shape and form. in the end, marciano is just too big.
Case rested.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:28 PM   #5
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Maciano would badly hurt Robinson. Rocky punched too hard, was too strong, and just all around too big with being an ATG to boot.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:16 AM   #6
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Both in their primes. Robinson at 155lb bumps up to face the 185lb Rocky Marciano, ala Fitzsimmons-Jeffries.


So,what's Robinson done to make you so pissed off with him ?


Sugar Ray was undoubtably the greatest pound for pound boxer of all time,but a Marciano fight would have been SEVERAL steps too far.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:35 AM   #7
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Marciano by KO...too many guns for SRR...
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:45 AM   #8
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An interesting question, again harkening to Fitz-Jef, is how long Sugar Ray could go and how much could he accomplish; and whether these two things are in inverse proportion.

Also, to what extent is ring size a factor in how long this fight lasts.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:34 PM   #9
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Marciano retires SRR.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:28 PM   #10
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We've seen enough of Marciano against smaller and more skilled opponent to know how it would end.
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