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

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  2. No

    90.4%
  1. reznick

    reznick In the 7.2% Full Member

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    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

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    Marciano was a beast.
     
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  3. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven VIP Member banned Full Member

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    Much cleverer boxer than he's given credit for too.
     
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  4. cuchulain

    cuchulain VIP Member Full Member

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    He slipped my mind.

    I have edited the post.
     
  5. Thread Stealer

    Thread Stealer VIP Member Full Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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