How do You Compare Marciano s Chin With Ali's?

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  1. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Marciano’s was more oval-shaped, kind of rounded.

    Ali’s is more classic Hollywood chiseled. Nice square jawline.

    Rocky’s was also closer to the ground when they stood straight up.

    That’s how I’d compare them.
     
  2. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    True, in the first Muhammad Ali vs Henry Cooper bout on June 18 1963 Henry Cooper decked Ali, but in their title bout on May 21 1966, Ali was very wary of Henry's left hook, Ali stopped Cooper TKO 6, no knockdown scored by Henry in that one.
     
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  3. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Since we never saw Marciano take a punch from punchers like Foreman, Liston or Shavers, we have to put a question mark by him
     
  4. Seamus

    Seamus Devotee of the Little Red Book Full Member

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    I bet you truly believe this.

    And I'm supposed to believe that we are really discussing boxing here.
     
  5. ecto55

    ecto55 להחזיר את ממלכת דוד Full Member

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    ....you ask Archie Moore.
     
  6. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That's exactly what happened. He showed Cooper no respect at all and paid for it getting hit by a heavy shot he didn't see coming. Those are the ones that hurt the most.

    Ali's anticipation and head slipping improved after that and he was more cautious. He was no longer a brash loud mouth young fighter and knew to take guys like Liston, Frazier, etc more seriously. People that insist that his chin somehow got better after 3 years of inactivity are morons.
     
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  7. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Actually laughed out loud when I saw this. :lol:

    Thank you mate! And I truly mean this.
     
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  8. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze No Fairy Tales• Full Member

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    Dear lord, Ali is the pinnacle of durability in boxing history! The Cooper and Banks KD's we're a young brash Ali and the Smokin Joe KD was at the end of a prolonged beating in the last few rounds over the course of a 15 round fight. Rocky Marciano? who was the hardest puncher he fought? Walcott???
     
  9. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze No Fairy Tales• Full Member

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    It leaves us at a funeral with Italian mourners.
     
  10. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Nice summary!
     
  11. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    It's a funny one tho, looking at Walcott s punching power. He's the only man to have dropped Joe Louis, Ezzard Charles and Marciano. And of course he actually stopped Charles.
    Yet he's not up there with a rep as such as a puncher.
     
  12. GOAT Primo Carnera

    GOAT Primo Carnera Member of the PC Fan Club Full Member

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    @Fergy I know we´re in Covid mode, but I´m pretty sure you´ve heard about RBV too.
    Its a Internet Virus that transfers (in contrast of RNA/DNA) fairytales into innocent minds of boxing fans (like @mark ant ).
    With threads like this, that conclude absolute silly comparisons, thread starters become in fact COMPLICIOUS! Shaking common sense inside the head of users isn´t as trifle as it looks!

    Take care. Be responsible for what you post, give RBV no chance. Thanks.
     
  13. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Both Muhammad and Rocky had solid tungsten whiskers and proved it frequently.
     
  14. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It’s actually not even close. Did you actually watch any Ali fights in the second half of his career? Was a punching bag. They even wrote a whole book about it in boxing by the numbers Ali. Maybe you should educate yourself and pick it up
     
  15. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Once again educate yourself. Ali’s defense was horrendous in the second half of his career. He took a lot of abuse. We have the compubox numbers of both men. It’s not even close.