Bob Foster vs Rocky Marciano

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  1. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Bob Foster, one of the greatest World Light Heavyweight Champions to have lived, deadly left hook, lean body frame, and tall. Champion from 1968-1974. He ventured into the heavyweight ranks, lost to Doug Jones, and Ernie Terrell. Foster got dismantled against World Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier, on Nov 18 1970, in round 2. Foster tagged Frazier with his vaunted left hook, Joe just smiled, and unleashed his left hooks on Foster to produce a fast knockout. Foster was also stopped by Muhammad Ali, in 1972, in Lake Tahoe, by TKO 8. Rocky Marciano, was an all time great World Heavyweight Champion, 1952-1956, retired undefeated, 49-0, 43 KO's. Again, he fought the the best fighters of his era. A short fighter with enormous power when he struck his opponent's arms and shoulders, to set up his SUZI-Q right hand punch to produce a brutal knockout. He busted the veins in Roland La Starza's arms to score a KO11, on Sept 24 1953, in New York. Rocky, shorter than Foster, would take quite a few left jabs, and get tagged by that devastating left hook by Bob. The pressure would get to Foster, and his thin arms would take a horrible beating trying to protect that very thin rib cage. Foster would not be able to hold up his arms, and tastes the famous SUZI-Q, falling face first in round 3, for the full 10 count. Heavyweights are not for him.
     
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  2. Tonto62

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    Good post.Just one point ,Lastarza had elbow problems going into the fight and, in a Ring interview which I have ,denied he had arm injuries after the bout.
    Frazier went back to his corner after the 1st round against Foster and asked Durham what he was doing wrong? Durham told him to keep his head lower,he felt those punches.
    ps Foster had most success in the opening round with his right cross.
    N.B.Frazier was 209lbs Foster 188lbs, a 21lbs weight advantage for Joe.Marciano would not have that advantage.
     
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  3. Richard M Murrieta

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    Good Post, Thanks for the info.
     
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  4. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

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    Marciano was more sturdier and powerfully built than Foster.
     
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  5. Bill1234

    Bill1234 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    This would end suddenly and brutally like his fight with Matthews did. Foster would be moving and jabbing, looking for his chances to uncork his hook or chop Rocky with a right hand. Even if he got those chances, it wouldn't cause Rocky enough pause to not launch his own punches in return. Bob doesn't have the durability to stand up to Rocky's punches and like I said originally, I think he would be brutally knocked out rather abruptly.
     
  6. Tonto62

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    I'd imagine everyone is aware of this?
     
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