Past Lightheavys That Potentially Beat Marciano??

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  1. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The thread on current, recent light heavy s that perhaps beat The Rock, got me pondering.
    Let's say right up to 2000,so including cruiser s, that iyo, could get the L on Marciano s record?
     
  2. TipNom

    TipNom Active Member Full Member

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    Prime Ezzard Charles
     
  3. White Bomber

    White Bomber Member Full Member

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    Roy Jones Jr.
    Marciano won't be able to lay a single glove on him.
    RJJ will win every single round.
     
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  4. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Can't rule him out. He gave Rocky such an hard two fights, when he was a good while past best.!
     
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  5. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    John Ruiz and Merqui Sosa were laying gloves on him. Ezzard Charles, Archie Moore and Jersey Joe Walcott couldn't win every round vs Rocky. Don't be ****ing dim.
     
  6. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Sam Langford is the only one I'd maybe make a marginal favourite over him over 15 rounds. Very very hard to keep Rocky occupied for fifteen. Billy Conn and Tommy Gibbons have the tools to keep him busy but they've already been beaten by elite HW punchers, weirdly. So picking them just feels a bit rash.

    Imagine the scrap he'd be in with Kid Norfolk :lol:

    If you imagine him taking on some of these guys in modern conditions over 12 rounds, thing get a wee bit more interesting. Guys like Maxie Rosenbloom come into contendership then.

    Once you're into 10 round distance you've reached the tipping point and lots of fellows are worth a mention, and i'd re-include Conn and Gibbons too. Greb, Jack Dillon - busy, elusive men with granite chins is what you are after.
     
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  7. White Bomber

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    Sosa was faster than Marciano.
     
  8. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Sosa was so much worse than Marciano that it's embarrassing.
     
  9. White Bomber

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    Sosa had better fundamentals than Marciano, like not crossing his feet when punching. He also wasn't as slow as Marciano
     
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  10. Oddone

    Oddone Bermane Stiverne’s life coach. Full Member

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    Lol nonsense. John Ruiz landed on Roy. Y’all musta forgot.

    Rocky breaks him.
     
  11. White Bomber

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    Marciano is worse than Ruiz. All modern top dogs beat him.
     
  12. djanders

    djanders Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Since Cruisers are included, Evander Holyfield!
     
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  13. Cookiedough

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    Holyfield is a great pick. Carl Thompson vs Marciano!!!!!!! What a fight that would be.
    Jones jnr would breeze Marciano and so would Toney and Hopkins.
     
  14. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I like the thought of this fight. Holyfield fighting his heart out. I'd say at this weight, obviously Holyfield s had to pack some weight on to challenge him, but he's not the same Real Deal that beat Tyson in a lot of respects.
    I see it going similar to the first Ezzard Charles ft with both men putting on a great fight with respect between em.
     
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  15. Oddone

    Oddone Bermane Stiverne’s life coach. Full Member

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    Ahahahahahahahahahaha. Lol. Needed a good laugh...

    John Ruiz better than Marciano.

    I get it now, you’re a troll. Carry on then...