According to who? To my understanding Marciano had a cut above one of his eyes but I don't recall reading that the doctor was about to stop the fight over it. If I'm wrong I would appreciate a source verifying that the fight was indeed close to being stopped by an official because of a cut. That would clear up any ignorance on my part. Simmons was getting beat up so badly that he literally could not see well enough to walk without aid after the fight. Outside of that, Simmons was not ahead on the scorecards by any margin and therefore had no real chance of winning.