Anthony Joshua vs. Rocky Marciano

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  1. Golden_Feather99

    Golden_Feather99 Active Member Full Member

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    Joshua was more hurt than tired. Let's not forget he dropped a 268 lbs man like a sack of potatoes, with one punch. Ruiz's arm was folded behind his back. AJ got careless and paid the price. Let's not judge fighters from their worst performances. You wouldn't do that with Marciano.
     
  2. Balder

    Balder Well-Known Member Full Member

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    A good shorter swarmer, with endurance is a nightmare for the big heavies. Unless they use their attributes wisley they can get in trouble quickly. Wlad was the best at this, clinch, lean, hold on the inside. The trick for smaller heavies is to control the distance and be great infighters. Joshua was not experienced enough for this style.

    That said, size is an advantage for sure. But, It can be used against them in some cases.
     
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  3. CarlChilders

    CarlChilders Member booted Full Member

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    Lol these Marciano fans are the worse and most clueless boxing fans. I wouldn't even call them boxing fans. Anthony Joshua is a joke compared to modern skilled heavyweights. Rocky Marciano isn't a heavyweight. He was a 180 pound cruiser weight. AJ would still knock him out in 1 round.
     
  4. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Marciano is looking more pickable against AJ every day :D

    Hat tip Andy Ruiz.
     
  5. Jackomano

    Jackomano Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This. Joshua’s defense and pacing isn’t good enough yet for him to have been a threat to Marciano. Joshua throws his hooks way too wide. Joshua was begging to to get to get clipped and he did. Throwing a super wide left hook would be begging for a flush right hand from Marciano.
     
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  6. Flea Man

    Flea Man มวยสากล Full Member

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    A.J wins. Much too big.
     
  7. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    There are probably light heavyweights who I would have favored over Andy Ruiz!
     
  8. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Let's not pretend that Ruiz is some sort of physical monster either.

    He is 6' 1'' with a 74'' reach, and only weighs 270lbs, because he is in a condition that no world class heavyweight should ever come into the ring in!

    He is basically a small heavyweight.
     
  9. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    I doubt he was even 6’1”
     
  10. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    In your face!
     
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  11. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    WHat modern skilled heavyweights are you referring to? I am fascinated to see this list.

    Joshua well represented a modern skilled heavyweight. Always professional. Always in shape. He had fast hands, pin point accuracy and stunning explosiveness.
     
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  12. Ken Ashcroft

    Ken Ashcroft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    So how long before the first Marciano vs Ruiz thread appears? :biggrin:
     
  13. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  14. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cincinnati Cobra Full Member

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    I have a few questions

    What type of freak has 4 arms? (Other than Simease Twins)
    Is Marciano's chin really that good? I can't see him recovering from that right hand Klitschko landed on AJ. And I can't see AJ getting hurt by Moore or dropped by Walcott
     
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  15. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    How long till Don Cokkell vs Andy Ruiz?
     


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