Lennox Lewis v Rocky Marciano

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  1. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    A perfect and rational viewpoint that mirrors my own.
     
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  2. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Um maybe because they were vastly different fighters, more durable than Marciano and had more tools in their disposal?
     
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  3. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Study up!
     
  4. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

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    Anybody ever drop Lewis with a body punch?
    Which ranked fighter had his ribs caved in by Marciano?
     
  5. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Lmao you guys really like to stretch the facts. No evidence Holyfield was more durable or had more “tools” at all. As a matter of fact Marciano had a lot more going for him then Holyfield. Better chin, more power in each fist, better work rate, better defense, better stamina, Better style. Don’t even compare Tua to Marciano...only thing he had over Marciano was more weight and an equal chin if not slightly better.
     
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  6. Guru88

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    Lennox Lewis would win this fight comfortably, let’s get real. Rocky was a cruiserweight, he would’ve had a punchers chance and that’s all against a 6,5 240 skilled big punching Heavyweight, nostalgia
     
  7. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

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    No evidence that Marciano could take the power of Bowe,Mercer,Moorer,Lewis,.Cooper.
    Any near 40 light heavies drop Holyfield?
     
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  8. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Sometimes size simply is important.
    Especially when the fighter with the physical advantages is highly skilled with a great jab, huge power, strength, and a good all round game. Lewis is no big clumsy oaf.
    I love Rocky, but he simply can’t win this he’d be stopped before half way.
     
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  9. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    James Toney knocked him out. A blown up LHW who was 35.
     
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  10. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

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    I don't need to tell you how silly your post was do I, Holyfield was 41 years old!
    Want to speculate how a 41 years old Rocky would do with ranked heavies? lol
     
  11. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You asked the question to be fair. I agree and don’t hold it against holy. Marciano was never stopped. Being knocked down twice for five seconds combined Isn’t an indicator you have a bad chin (once was his last fight). Quite the opposite. And didn’t you watch the super fight where 46 year old Marciano knocked out Ali? Sheesh. That being said I still pick Lewis over him. I just think it will be a closer fight then Tua Tyson or Holy put up.
     
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  12. Minotauro

    Minotauro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    How is this thread 37 pages, ppl worship Rocky like a god and ignore all logic. You could start a thread Rocky vs every heavyweight champ ever at the same time and ppl would still pick Marciano.
     
  13. mcvey

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    I didnt say he had a bad chin,though it wasnt tested much,and never by a modern sized heavyweight banger of any class.Marciano was down for a count of 4 against Moore. Picking modern sized top heavyweights against Rocky isnt being dispariging towards him,its just being realistic ,imo.
     
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  14. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Hand Speed-Holyfield
    KO Power-Marciano
    Chin-Holyfield
    Size-Holyfield
    Defense-No Advantage
    Endurance-No Advantage (maybe a slight edge to Marciano)
    Adaptability-Holyfield,
    Foot speed-Holyfield,
    Strength-Marciano,
    Jab-Holyfield,
    Cut resistance-Holyfield,
    Reach-Holyfield,
    Body Attack-Marciano:

    Total: Holyfield 8-3-2

    Please tell me again how Marciano had more going for him :lol:
     
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  15. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    This is one of the most intellectually dishonest posts I've ever seen on ESB.
    @choklab, you've got some competition!