Foreman vs Marciano

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Dance84, Mar 9, 2020.

Who wins

  1. Foreman By Knockout

  2. Foreman By Decision

  3. Marciano By Decision

  4. Marciano By Knockout

  5. Draw

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  1. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    it isn’t yet a crime to think. now Hold on to that. And Let it sink in.

    Everyone knows you think that “nobody should be allowed to think Marciano might win any fights”, and get highly offended if anyone does.

    The fight can’t ever happen. So don’t get so excited. Chill out a little bit.

    Marciano could crowd him, and not like Frazier did. Frazier thought he was in for an easy night, and just walked in like it was an easy fight coming up.

    Marciano could stay close, smother him, or stay just out of range and wait for chance to couter, or move in for a shot. As he usually did.

    If either guy lands big, it's a problem for either guy getting hit. If it goes to 5th round, it sudennly becomes easier fight for Marciano. Foreman had stamina issues and could easily be hit with right hands off most fighters he ever fought.
     
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  2. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    This is cheating. An illegal move.

    Most fighters foul, Marciano too. But when it comes to pushing, even though he was heavier, Frazier was always going to fall backwards from a push because he stood so very square. Made Foreman look even stronger than he was.

    Much harder to push a guy who stood as side on as Rocky did in that low awkward crab stance. Remember when George puts both arms out like that his chin came up and he can be hit from both sides.

    If pushing was allowed (it isn’t) Indont think it would be so effective against many great fighters other than Frazier.
     
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  3. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    I reckon this would be a career changing fight for Marciano.
    He'd never come back from such a brutal beating, and I say that with all due respect to Marciano.
    Foreman by vicious ko before 5.
     
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  4. Charlietf

    Charlietf Well-Known Member Full Member

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    :jaja-no:
     
  5. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Rocky may not last as long as Frazier did...Frazier had everything Marciano had and then some. The question should be can Rocky get up 6 times?
     
  6. RockyJim

    RockyJim Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He always got back up...something Tyson never did!!!
     
  7. RockyJim

    RockyJim Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If light hitting Jimmy Young could floor Big George and beat him....
     
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  8. Charlietf

    Charlietf Well-Known Member Full Member

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    What a stupid dumb argument. Everybody knows that jimmy young And marciano were clones in style,height,reach.and weight
     
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  9. BlackCloud

    BlackCloud I detest the daily heavyweight threads Full Member

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    Maybe Marciano only got back up because it was only a washed up Lightheavyweight that put him there and not a real Heavyweight with real Heavyweight power.
     
  10. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Now I'm just going out on a limb here but is it Marciano?
     
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  11. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster I check this every now and then Full Member

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    Marciano is greater, but Foreman is all wrong for Rocky. Stronger, hits harder, better chin. Very, very bad matchup for Rocky, who doesn't know how to not come forward.

    It would still be competitive, this would look closer akin to Foreman-Lyle than Foreman-Frazier
     
  12. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Love Marciano but this is the worst stylistic match for him we can think of. Foreman cleans up early.
     
  13. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    These are 2 fighters that I admire greatly and try to give them their just dues. But I honestly believe George stops Rocky about round 4.
     
  14. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 If you want peace, prepare war. Full Member

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    Foreman > Marciano. Marciano has passed to history to have ended many careers of his opponents but he wouldnt be able to do the same with Foreman's one imo. All versions of Foreman are too heavy and chinned even for an excellent puncher like him.
     
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  15. Naked Snake

    Naked Snake Active Member Full Member

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    Didn't Holyfield knock him down in the first fight? And didn't he get up but fail to beat the count against Douglas?
     
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