Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by BlackCloud, Oct 18, 2020.
All of them but not Tyson?
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:
Then you have a point.
Marciano was a beast.
Much cleverer boxer than he's given credit for too.
He slipped my mind.
I have edited the post.
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.
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.
I don't think he's top 50 to be perfectly honest. Pound for pound is a much different question.
But he did not even fight guys lighter than him, let alone he had the shorter reach.