Rocky Marciano vs David Tua

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Rocky Marciano vs David Tua

  1. Marciano By PTS

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  2. Marciano By KO/TKO

    16.7%
  3. Draw

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  4. Tua By PTS

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  5. Tua By KO/TKO

    66.7%
  1. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land booted Full Member

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    Thanks for the name mate off to study another one .
     
  2. Tramell

    Tramell The Ideological Slayer: I Slay Ideology! Full Member

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    I haven't seen enough of his fights to know which ones ended with which punches. As stated in my first post I don't think he can drop Tua, rather stating he can land the uppercut. Not finish Tua with an uppercut.
    Just like Byrd and any others who beat Tua it wasn't by stoppage, but points.
     
  3. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Marciano isn't outboxing Tua.
     
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  4. Tramell

    Tramell The Ideological Slayer: I Slay Ideology! Full Member

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    ok! Roger that!
     
  5. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I would regard Wilder as a somewhat greater threat to Marciano.
     
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  6. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He basically lost every time the opponent could hold down a ranking, so who knows?
     
  7. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You can make a guess cant you? Instead of pleading the 5th everytime you get asked an awkward question!
     
  8. sauhund II

    sauhund II Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Prime Tua lasted until the Ike fight, after that he sat on his ranking, could not find motivation/could not deal with his first loss, got fat and mailed it in against Lewis.

    Prime Tua was pretty basic, you stuck a jab in his face and some movement and he was easily tamed.........but he kept coming and coming and kept his power late and had excellent stamina...also pretty fast hands......Oleg/Izon/Wooden/Rahman all outboxed him until they got tired and got laid out except Wooden.

    Marciano had no jab to speak of, was not a moving circling boxer or a cutie......his MO was to over power you or wear you down ....the wear you down method worked great against old shop worn fighters with no legs left.

    All this plays right into Tuas hands.....he does not have to chase a guy around...he is right in front of him.....trading....Tua had one of the highest output ever recorded in a fight so work rate is not a problem.....Tua could go 12 without any problems........in essence the marciano worshippers envision that 185 pound Marciano would sit up close like Ike and trade bomb after bomb after bomb in all out action fight with no breather.......pure fantasy......this fight is over by the 3rd.

    The only fighter who stood toe to with Tua was a 235 pound border line crazy power house Ike.....no one ever else did.....and Lewis fought him long range to avoid any close encounters.

    One more time....insert Marciano instead of Ike .....not even a die hard Marciano fool would put one cent on the Italian here. case closed.
     
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  9. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    My guess is that he would get mixed results.

    Nothing in his real world record to suggest that he was all that!
     
  10. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I will gladly be that fool!
     
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  11. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Well, since Marciano wouldn't get ranked in Tua's day, that shouldn't be huge problem.
     
  12. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Any bum with a pulse could get ranked in Tua's day!

    It was much easier to do that tomato can ticket, than it was in Marciano's day!
     
  13. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The likes of Lastarza, Sys, Dunlap and even Layne wouldn't even be known by the hardest core fans had they arrived in the 1990's.

    Here's the top 10 from 1997... Which one is a bum?

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  14. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think that I am right in saying that Audley Harrison penetrated the rankings during the same period as Tua, and that was before any of his most significant wins!
     
  15. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra will always bite back... Full Member

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    Audley Harrison was a ranked fighter in the 90s?
     


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