Marciano v Firpo

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  1. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    How would it have looked?
     
  2. teeto

    teeto Obsessed with Boxing banned

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    A complete straightner! I'd definitely pick Marciano to overcome him though.
     
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  3. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    I think if warmed up Rocky KO's him in one ...
     
  4. Mr Butt

    Mr Butt Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    two rounds of a heavyweight hagler/hearns rocky wins with a btutal ko
     
  5. Maxmomer

    Maxmomer Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I think if Firpo came out the same way he did against Dempsey this would be a brutal 5 round festival of asskickery and badassitude. I'd be very interested to see how Rocky would deal with a fighter as big, strong, awkward and powerful as Firpo. Rocky wins, by the way.
     
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  6. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    This woud obviously be a war. I dont think it would be as quick or exciting as Dempsey Firpo though. More a Frazier Bonavena type afair.

    Marciano would probably take it based on his deffence of all things. In a slug fest of this type the guy who slips more punches generaly gets broken down last.

    I could see it going to the scorecards though Marciano might end it sooner.
     
  7. fists of fury

    fists of fury Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Firpo would be there to be hit all night long, and Marciano would counter him to death. Chop, chop, chop, over in two or three rounds.
     
  8. red cobra

    red cobra Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    An ugly bludgeoning with Marciano winning in 4 or 5 by a ko. Rocky would crush Firpo.
     
  9. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Marciano KO
    Inside 4 rounds.
     
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  10. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Marciano.. brutally.
     
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  11. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Yeah Marciano clobbers him. I suppose with both being pretty easy to hit, it would be entertaining.
     
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  12. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    A bit wild this one, Rocky may end up bruised around his mush. Rocky stops him in around 5.
     
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  13. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Sublime!
     
  14. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Marciano wins but he struggles more than Dempsey imo as he lacked a lot of his traits. Firpo has the power to win, but not the skills to put it to use.
     
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  15. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxingoholican Full Member

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    Marciano wouldn't have been nearly as sloppy as Dempsey was. He might take a bit longer to get the KO than Dempsey, but without the flashes of competitiveness.
     
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