31 Years Old Marciano Fights Tunney After 3 years Out Of The Ring

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  1. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Rocky takes the place of Dempsey against Tunney for the first fight ,at the same age 31, and with the same 3 years of inactivity.
    How much different would the result be?
     
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  2. Tramell

    Tramell Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Tunny smart enough to engage only when necessary. I got GT by SD.
     
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  3. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bebop Boxer Full Member

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    With the inactivity, I can see Rocky losing, since his main attributes needed to beat Tunney would be fortified through training and activity anyway. 3 years is a long amount of time.
     
  4. Big Ukrainian

    Big Ukrainian Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    How are you, Mcvey? You've been inactive for a while. Hope everything is ok

    To answer the question, prime Tunney would be very tough task for inactive Rocky for sure
     
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  5. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Pretty well thanks.I had a long day hunting with my dog yesterday, so we are both a little stiff,but I shall be quaffing a few pints this lunch time.
     
  6. BCS8

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    The inactivity would be the killer. Marciano relied heavily on conditioning to bolster his style. If his gas tank has a hole in it he's got a big problem. Otherwise I'd reckon he'd probably take care of Tunney down the stretch the same as Walcott and company.
     
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    Fergy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Tunney gets a decision or even a late tko due to facial damage on rock.
     
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  8. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    No "Rockistas" want to get in here?
     
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  9. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bebop Boxer Full Member

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    There are more 'anti-Rockistas' than Rockistas themselves.
     
  10. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Tunney and without too much trouble
     
  11. louis54

    louis54 Active Member Full Member

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    Tunney anytime anywhere
     
  12. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Well-Known Member Full Member

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    This.

    I would favor an active marciano. I think this would normally be a bad matchup with his pressure style and relentless power+stamina would give the cagey fleet footed tunney nightmares. But the key ingredient, stamina, would be missing with the absence of Marciano's diligent hard work in the gym. All he could hope for is landing one big punch, otherwise, he trails on the cards.
     
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  13. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    10 rounds?
    I think Tunney could hold him off.
     
  14. Bummy Davis

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    Hard to say- Marciano prime would beat Tunney I think by a late stoppage but not sure how Marciano would do on a 3 yr layoff, because he was a pretty active guy and every fighter is different. Marciano was 250lbs when he stopped his regular intense training regime & weight lifting was not really a practice in boxing at the time.

    One thought - rusty legged Dempsey was basically on a 3 yr layoff and almost stopped Tunney in the battle of the long count- Dempsey used wall weights- pulleys - strong back muscles
     
  15. mcvey

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    "There are more questions than answers,
    And the more I find out the less I know."
     


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