Personally, I'd give Carnera a better chance at beating Baer in a potential rematch that most people do. He would have time to reorganize and prepare for a more patient game of keeping Max at the end of that stinging jab. Their match was a true tragedy for Primo: the first knockdown really was mostly him losing balance and busting his ankle. Leaning or stepping back, on top of the more wrestle-esque techniques, was an crucial part of his defense, especially against those leaping, looping punches. With limited mobility, he was like a lamb waiting for slaughter. Then again, I can clearly see why people would pick the big league punchers with good hand speed as favorites against Carnera.