Peak Rocky Marciano V Peak Mike Tyson

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by ThatOne, Jul 18, 2022.

Who wins this battle

  1. Rocky

    12 vote(s)
  2. Iron Mike

    42 vote(s)
  1. Pat M

    Pat M Active Member Full Member

    Jun 20, 2017
    LOL, so if a fighter wants to hit hard he just needs to invest in a heavier heavy bag? Why not just put a mattress against a solid wall? Would that be the ultimate in making a fighter hit hard?

    Most gyms used to have a variety of heavy bags, some smaller so the fighter would have to move and punch, some bigger so a fighter could just practice punching without having to move much. All fighters of all sizes used all of them and it was not viewed as a feat of power or strength to use the bigger bags. Today, many gyms have those heavy bag racks where the bags are close together, are attached at about 8' and have little movement. I still prefer bags that hang from a high ceiling and have a long chain. They'll move some whether they are 100 pounds or 300 pounds and the fighter has to move to hit them. But the building has to have a high ceiling.

    The size of heavy bags is just a preference and is often times dictated by how high the ceiling in the gym is, how much room there is for heavy bags, etc. Until I read some posts on this board I never realized that some people think using a heavy, heavy bag is a feat of power and strength.
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  2. FastLeft

    FastLeft Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 23, 2022
    give it try. if you like. I would say might be too much to use solid wall even padded. way to break hand or wrist
    too much for human

    yes heavier bag is investment

    everybody know heavy bag is good for develop power.
    all the old boxer & old trainer teach this. everywhere in world .

    who said feat? I did not suggest feat of power? this is not place for ego. the gym. Is a place to learn craft & develop. yes. Develop.

    Yes small fighter can use every weight bag also.

    it is not feat to have 400 pound bag. it is equipment for purposes specific

    yes I agree it has to be practical & the preference. for the space building of gym & safety . this is main thing
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2022
  3. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 4, 2016
    Revisited this thread to be amazed, amazed that 9 people think Rocky beats Mike Tyson.
  4. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    It's a cult.
  5. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 30, 2014
    I will bet anything Choklab and Jackomano are 2 of those 9.
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  6. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 15, 2018
    Marciano wins this fight if he gains 25 pounds of muscle. This fight in particular be would need to be heavier to stand on the inside w Mike…it’s not something I think he needs to beat other fighters bigger than Marciano like Holmes or Louis. Mike would throw him off balance to much weighing 188. I use Walcott 1 as an example as Joe was very aggressive being the bigger man and threw Marciano off balance w his roughing on the inside. Mike would beat him as they were. If Rocky gained the proper mass to stand toe to toe like Holy he out paces Mike for a late KO. As they were prime for prime have to give it to Tyson.
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  7. Turnip mk3

    Turnip mk3 Member Full Member

    Feb 6, 2021
    Hmmm Tyson struggled Jess Ferguson And others . Rock won't be afraid of Tyson and would come in close and fight . He has the power to hurt Tyson and stamina to push him all the way . How would young Mike react to being butted and elbows going in ? I would say not very well if Mike can't stop rock early this fight would turn into a nightmarish situation for him. A fighter now is unafraid hard hitting tough mentaly and physically and relentless. Possibly a similar fight to the first Holy fight.
  8. Monnever

    Monnever Member banned Full Member

    Aug 25, 2022
    Which person did rock fight who fought like mike for people to pick him i would say the closest would be Jersey who was great at catching people off guard with counters

    But then on the other hand he wasnt as polished as mike
    Wasnt as fast
    wasnt close to the power mike had
    wasnt as great at use of combos as mike
    So agian my question is who did rock fight who has all of these traits

    And Which lhw beat Mike since that's what rock would be facing mike
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2022
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