Marciano v Charles by D Brown Commentary By Rocky.

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  1. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Look. I love Marciano. He was a full blown savage. As much a "fighter" as you could ever desire in a human. And yes, on a certain given night, he could beat anybody.

    But... when we are talking the odds, I gotta go with what I know. Unless Marciano is some sort of Martian who is completely unprecedented and unpostedented (my word) there is a certain reality that must dampen outrageous expectations.
     
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  2. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What is a gazelle punch? Who invented the term?
     
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  3. reznick

    reznick Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The gazelle punch, like the check hook, is something that has been used since the start of boxing, but where the terminology was introduced at an arbitrary period. It’s essentially a leaping hook.
     
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  4. Sting like a bean

    Sting like a bean Well-Known Member Full Member

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    This is isn't my favorite era by any stretch but I love listening to these old guys talk. Marciano, Archie, Charles and Walcott all seemed like such likable guys and had such cool, almost cinematic ways of speaking.
     
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    Sting like a bean Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Well spotted. Damn, that was pretty egregious.
     
  6. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Good insight and I believe you are correct. They all seem to carry some extra charisma much like their movie counterparts in Brando, Dean and Clift. You've hit on something deeper here, sir.
     
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  7. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    In the case of those actors, perhaps it was their sexuality which added another dimension to their aura ?