Marciano's Power?

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  1. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    Than an old Moore and a small Layne? Yes
     
  2. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I never mentioned Louis, I know he was shot

    Walcott was absolutely fine IMO, terrific condition and performed beautifully, the eye test doesn't lie.

    Moore reigned as the light heavyweight champ for the next 5 years and also beat and knocked out many Heavyweights (including 200+lbs men) before and after his fight with Marciano. Whether he was slightly past it or not isn't the matter, he was still objectively a terrific fighter and puncher

    Some fighters age better than others. Look at Hopkins and Fitzsimmons
     
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    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You have the cheek to say those were shot and yet bring up the Tyson win, what a prized *****......
     
  4. Seamus

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    People who equate Marciano, as an athlete, with the breed that came along in the 80's and beyond are participating in grandest form of self-delusion, for reasons I care not to ponder. Where is this slow, off balance, 70" reach, 188 pound power puncher today?

    There is a reason that when we see fighters with Marciano's attributes make it anywhere near the top, their names are Kenny Keene.

    Go ask a pro trainer. Manny Steward dropped bull**** and said it frankly, Marciano was just too small to compete with today's heavies.

    Now, if you want to sell me that Marciano was a great pound for pound fighter, that he woul make a great cruiser (albeit with a short career) I'm much more receptive.
     
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  5. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Well-Known Member Full Member

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    6'1" 195lbs 75" reach is now considered "small"? That was literally the size of the average heavyweight before the Cruiserweight division was made
     
  6. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    No.....
     
  7. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    That's fair enough, but it doesn't change my stance on Marciano's power, I don't think he is as hard hitting as Lewis. And if I made a list I think he might not even make the top 10.
     
  8. Wass1985

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    Bigger than Marciano as well......
     
  9. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    Yes. Layne would've been pulverised by Lewis
     
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  10. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    I repeat, Lewis would've pulverised him
     
  11. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    And Lewis was 6'5, Bruno was 6'3, Morrison was 6'2 and all of them weighed alot more
     
  12. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Ahem, I'll repeat this........

    BEFORE THE CRUISERWEIGHT DIVISION WAS MADE

    It's funny how you consider a post Bentt Morrison better than Layne just because he's a shade bigger
     
  13. Wass1985

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    Eh?
     
  14. The Undefeated Lachbuster

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    I found it funny when Layne would lean on Marciano just to have Marciano dig at his body and bull him to the ropes

    Freak of nature, I tell ya
     
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  15. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    Doesn't matter when he was bigger, he was bigger. If Morrison wasn't better (and I admit you have me there) Bruno was, as was Ruddock, As was Vitali.