Is Marciano the number 1 h2h Heavyweight?

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Is he or isn't he

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    93.2%
  1. BlackCloud

    BlackCloud I detest the daily heavyweight threads Full Member

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    Simple question.

    Would he have beaten every single Heavyweight before or after him.

    Yes or no.
     
  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    No, top ten is arguable but extremely unlikely.

    Number one is ridiculous.
     
  3. BlackCloud

    BlackCloud I detest the daily heavyweight threads Full Member

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    Well there are a few on here who have him beating everyone, so let's see who votes for what.
     
  4. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    To be pedantic he wouldn't necessarily have to beat ever other heavyweight to be #1.

    But no he would not be top dog.
     
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  5. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

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    Not a chance
     
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  6. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Nobody would have beaten every single heavyweight before or after them.

    There is somebody who would have got better results vs every heavyweight before or after them, than any other heavyweight could have managed.

    I think that what you are really asking, is was Rocky Marciano that man?

    While we cannot rule the possibility out, I submit that it is unlikely.

    His size, and style, both suggest that other men could have been more versatile, against a range of great heavyweights.
     
  7. Alexandrow Vids

    Alexandrow Vids Member Full Member

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    Let me go a little further.

    Would he have beaten every single Heavyweight before or after him?

    No he wouldn't BUT the more interesting question would be:
    Can beat Marciano any Fighter in his own Weight Class? There was no Cruiserweight back then.

    Marciano would DESTROYED anybody in todays Cruiserweight division.
     
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  8. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    No he wouldn't.

    He'd probably beat them all. But destroy? Nah. He failed to destroy lesser men.
     
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    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  10. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Marciano KO6

    Vs who? Does it matter?
     
  11. BlackCloud

    BlackCloud I detest the daily heavyweight threads Full Member

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    We will all be labelled haters....
     
  12. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders NSB defector Full Member

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    Yes. He beats them all up like it's a video game. Stage 1, boss is Bowe. Stage 2, boss is Tyson. Stage 3, boss is Holy. Stage 4 and up, the bosses are quitting before Marciano gets to them. Marciano undefeated and undefeatable. Bow down.
     
  13. Jackomano

    Jackomano Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This. People love throwing around blanket statements like beating every heavyweight before him or after him. Every fighter has a style they struggle with and people need to remember just how many heavyweights came before and after Marciano.
     
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  14. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Be real• Full Member

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    Ali has the best chance.
     
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  15. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Not a bad shout.