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. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Errrrrrrrrr... None? That was the event that caused Foreman to lose his passion, confidence and take over a year out of the ring. Also yeah... José Roman is one of Foreman's best wins. :lol:
    I refer you to these...



    Both Swarmers, both HOFers, and more technically proficient ones at that, and Foreman toppled them in less than 4 rounds total. Foreman devoured come forward fighters. It's why Frazier had more success when he moved back, it's why Ali did the same, Petralta ect. It's foolish, and wrong to pretend otherwise.
    Yeah, that's why he loses...

    You make him sound akin to a Durán or Napoles. He was a swarmer through and through. He attacked, he smothered, he out-worked and he pressured everyone. He could counter, he didn't base his style around it.
    No. It's not. Not when one style works against a fighter and the other doesn't. Moving backwards, even for fringe contenders, was more effective than coming forward. It's actually not even debatable.

    Rocky isn't gonna be able to land punches going backwards, it's not what he did. He'd get throw around and if he tried to act cute, he'd get hit by shots he doesn't see coming and goes sleep. You see the uppercuts that Foreman landed on Frazier? Picture them as Marciano dips down trying to smother Foreman, and also what happens when Foreman shoves Marciano out of range?
    I think you need to watch more Lyle then... "Conventional" footwork, is fundamentally sound footwork. Lyle could actually manoeuvre himself around a ring. Marciano plodded and trodded about. Lyle threw his shots properly and

    Watch him pick holes in Foreman's offence, off the ropes. His bear strength let him keep Foreman's arms out of position to land, along with his basic ability to dictate range, he easily had a better defence than Marciano.
    Disagree, Lyle threw straight shots from an equal height with a reach that is much closer to Foreman's than Marciano's. Marciano could throw something with equal force, but not the same punch. His overhands would get smothered by Foreman's ridiculous strength, imo.
     
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  2. George Crowcroft

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    Yeah, but only because he was forced too. He obviously didn't wanna get KOed, not that it mattered.
     
  3. George Crowcroft

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    Lachlan is an excellent poster, his knowledge is at least on par with most in here.
     
  4. barberboy2

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    Im not a hairdresser! Dummy
     
  5. Charlietf

    Charlietf Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    Whatever, the case is that anything that you could say like a parrot is useless. He gets destroyed
     
  6. George Crowcroft

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    Gowan Greg, you're the only reasonable one to pick Marciano, how come?
     
  7. The Undefeated Lachbuster

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    Throwing away a good year or two of social life to learn from this place will do that
     
  8. Charlietf

    Charlietf Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    Zzzzzzzz
     
  9. barberboy2

    barberboy2 Member Full Member

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    Of course what you think can happen in a fantasy fight is fact! What a clown!
     
  10. The Malibu Mauler

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    No
     
  11. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    >has 11,000 posts in a tad over a year
    >questions choices

    :ohno
     
  12. George Crowcroft

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    :deal:

    What an argument!
     
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  13. The Malibu Mauler

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    Yep
    Fr tho I think it's 50/50, I'm gonna go with Rocky's intangibles and argue his determination, chin and stamina carry him to a late stoppage
     
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  14. Charlietf

    Charlietf Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    Haha frustrated? Poor guy desperated and owned. Calm down keyboard warrior. I love when you own a guy and he starts insulting because can't do anything lol
     
  15. The Malibu Mauler

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    Are you actually gonna argue or something
     
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