Is Marciano the number 1 h2h Heavyweight?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by BlackCloud, Oct 18, 2020.

Is he or isn't he

  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. reznick

    reznick In the 7.2% Full Member

    Mar 17, 2010
    Marciano makes almost every top 10 list.
    Dempsey makes many top 10 lists.

    Is someone having them at #1 & #2 enough to assume racial bias?

    If his top 5 were:
    1. Dempsey
    2. Marciano
    3. Jeffries
    4. Tunney
    5. Cooney

    Then you have a point.
  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven VIP Member banned Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    Marciano was a beast.
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  3. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven VIP Member banned Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    Much cleverer boxer than he's given credit for too.
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  4. cuchulain

    cuchulain VIP Member Full Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    He slipped my mind.

    I have edited the post.
  5. Thread Stealer

    Thread Stealer VIP Member Full Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Obviously no, but I think he would have been a beast at cruiserweight.

    With day before weigh-ins and help from nutritionists, I wouldn't be surprised if he ended up being able to make 175. His fight night weight was around what LHWs weigh now.
  6. Bah Lance

    Bah Lance Active Member banned Full Member

    Apr 29, 2019
    Since a popular topic in this forum are things Marciano never did...

    Some things Marciano never did:

    * Knocked down by and lose to an opponent 2 inches shorter and 16 lbs lighter.
    * Be knocked out by a smaller opponent who is 7 years older.
    *Lose to an opponent 20+ pounds lighter.
    *Knocked out by an opponent almost 10 years older.
    *Lose to an opponent with 7 inches less reach.
    *Lose to a former light heavyweight over 15 lbs lighter.
    *Knocked out by a 34 year old fighter while 30 years of age.

    There's more...
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  7. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    I don't think he's top 50 to be perfectly honest. Pound for pound is a much different question.
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  8. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict banned Full Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    But he did not even fight guys lighter than him, let alone he had the shorter reach.