Rocky Marciano - 1966 Australian TV Interview - Muhammad Ali

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  1. Longhhorn71

    Longhhorn71 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    Rocky Marciano - 1966 Australian TV Interview - Muhammad Ali

    Marciano's overview of Heavyweight boxing in 1966
  2. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Rocky Marciano's reach was the same as Manny Pacquiao's ... 67 inches.
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  3. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Great clip.
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  4. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    I've seen this interview a few times. Maybe it's the short career he had, the handful of fights against elite (for the day) opponents, but it always amazes me how clear his speech is and how well thought out and deliberate his opinions are. Maybe this would have changed had he lived longer, but all in all, an impressive and thoughtful guy.
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  5. RockyJim

    RockyJim Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    Did I hear you correctly???? I must be dreaming!!!
  6. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    Rocky was a great fighter and one of my personal faves.

    I just admit his limitations in the grand scheme of things. And honestly, it is no great slight to say he would struggle against some fighters who are, by realistic definitions, weight classes above him. Now, let's end that conversation there.
  7. mark ant

    mark ant Ass isn't a banned word Full Member

    May 4, 2017
    Marciano may have been the greatest cruiserweight in history had he been born in a more modern era, but I wonder if he would have tried to put weight on to make today`s heavyweight division, would he have been too short? Brilliant fighter.
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  8. christpuncher

    christpuncher Active Member banned Full Member

    Jul 31, 2019
    He does speak deliberately and with reasoned opinion, in fairness, but his voice to me is very listenable kind of like Gil Clancy, but with Rocky it makes him sound more eloquent than he is/was.