Past Lightheavys That Potentially Beat Marciano??

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Fergy, Jun 10, 2021 at 5:40 AM.

  1. Stiches Yarn

    Stiches Yarn Active Member Full Member

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    Michael Spinks!!!!!
    I won't favor over the rock, but in a 3 fight, i think with his outside boxing skills, reach advantage, and the spink jinx, he might be able to cut him to pieces before Marciano find a way to win the fight.
    Rocky wins The other 2 matches, where he finally manage to roar inside Spinks and beat the crap out of him after getting badly outboxed early.
    People just forgot how great spinks was.
     
  2. JackSilver

    JackSilver Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Eubank fought a couple of fights at cruiserweight. That would have been a good fight to watch. Eubank had the skills to do well but not the size and strength though. I would have enjoyed seeing Marciano bust him up. Ha.
     
  3. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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    Gene Tunney and Billy Conn are two I'd give a better chance than most.
     
  4. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders Classic discussion : small vs big, old vs modern Full Member

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    Why can't Marciano rest in peace? Everyday, there is a thread about fricking light heavies you'd pick to beat him, while the heavies and the best light heavy of his own time couldn't beat him.
     
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    Seamus Devotee of the Little Red Book Full Member

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  6. Samtotheg

    Samtotheg Member Full Member

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    Tunney, Loughran ,Conn all can beat him they have that punch and clutch style, Ezzard while skilled has no shot cuz he would mix it up on the inside and thats bad news, you are better off jabbing and holding til the ref breaks it up. Tommy Gibbons I can see beating Rocky (peak Gibbons we are talking here)
     
  7. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    But doesn't that prove how much of a reputation the man has?
    It's like he was never beat in real life so is their anyone good enough else where.
    I meant no disrespect to Rock by doing this thread, ton of respect for him.
     
  8. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Ii6 Full Member

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    Probably the only one I'd favour is Langford, the rest would have a chance but I wouldn't call them favorites.

    Most people mentioned durable, skilled boxers so I'll to different direction and mention Bob Fitzsimmons. It would be very short and agressive fight, Fitzsimmons didn't have ATG chin but it was very solid and his defense is underrated. Besides, Fitz picked apart pressure fighters quickly, so it'd be interesting to see how he'd deal with someone as good as Marciano. Size difference isn't massive either, Fitzsimmons is taller and rangier, 20 lbs disadvantage is nothing for him.
     
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  9. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Ii6 Full Member

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    Stop it, this is ridiculous.
     
  10. White Bomber

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    Why ?!
    Almost all post 80s guys are
     
  11. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Ii6 Full Member

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    What makes all 1980s fighters better? Are they superior human species? Did they find a magical way to improve their boxing skills signififcantly? What did Ruiz do that was too much for Marciano and his competition?
     
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  12. White Bomber

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    Marciano ****ing crossed his feet man, he'd get beat by pretty much any good HW from the 80s.
    Tucker, Smith, Witherspoon, Weaver, Thomas, Douglas, Tubbs - they all beat him.
    Not to mention Holmes, who boxes his ears off and Tyson, who obliterates him in round 1.
     
  13. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Wow lmao. Maybe slow your role and give the guy a little bit of respect. The greatest HW ever wasn’t sure if he could beat him and he knew him personally.
     
  14. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Is that why guys like Foreman and Holmes fought until mid forties beating contenders? 80s was probably the worst decade for HW boxing ever besides pre 30s guys.
     
  15. White Bomber

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    Holmes is an 80s guy.
    And Foreman did not beat top dogs in the 80s.
    Plus Holmes and Foreman are vastly superior to Marciano