rocky marciano vs larry holmes

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by bbox71, Aug 31, 2019.


  1. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I don't accept Charles was an ATG heavyweight.Until very recently he was considered a fairly ordinary heavyweight champ .
     
  2. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Well-Known Member Full Member

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    You know, just because you brought that up I'm going to do a little Charles-fest. Thanks for the cool homework :)
     
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  3. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

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    Not the easiest being sandwiched between Louis and Marciano.

    The 1998 Ring Magazine had him at 11, above Mike Tyson, Jim Jeffries and Gene Tunney
     
  4. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    A more recent poll in that magazine had him significantly lower.
     
  5. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Great p4p fighter.
     
  6. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. Full Member

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    Holmes would win, but I'm sure he'd respect Rocky's abilities after the fight.

    Not only was Holmes long and quick, he had some power. Holmes toughness was under rated, perhaps even better than Ali's.
     
  7. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The knockdowns against Snipes, Weaver, Shavers and the near-catastrophe against Witherspoon more than prove his heart. He was like the quintessential example of Championship Heart....but hey, Ali sure had the heart of a lion as well ;)
     
  8. Gazelle Punch

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    Respectfully disagree.
     


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