Rocky Marciano

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  1. Liquorice

    Liquorice Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Every once in a while it's good to remind ourselves & look back at past greats, I'm not much of an old timers guy (I used to be when I first got into the sport but kinda got with the times after that..) though I sometimes get the urge to (when the sport goes a little quiet) look up the old black & whites & I always end up on a Marciano HL.. Never has a fighter IMO looked so spellbinding when slowed down on grainy black & white footage as the Rock! It's artistic savagery... Silent Brutality! My favourite HW of all time:



    Relentless machine. Kept coming, took 4 to land 1 but what a one it was! Not graceful or the most skilled, quite limited perhaps but all the more impressive for that in some ways..

    I could have posted it in the classic but I chose not to :)
     
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  2. don owens

    don owens Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He is my favorite. Absolutely great. Muhammad Ali and Marciano did the computer fights when Ali was banned. Forgive me if you know this already. They sparred numerous rounds over a period of days. Ali withdrew from the agreement, He returned after a week or two, if memory serves. After he had retired he gave an interview and talked about it. He said ( paraphrasing) "I'm retired now and got no reason to bs about it....Marciano hit so hard I just didn't want to go through it." He said pride was what brought him back. Ali also said that Marciano deserved the great status that he had earned.
     
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  3. Liquorice

    Liquorice Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Cheers. Ye I knew of all that, its been years since I really got into all that historical side of boxing but watching that hl reminded me of how wrapped up in the present we can get. Astonishing to me that Marciano only had a 68' reach & was only a pro for 8 years...
     
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  4. don owens

    don owens Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Love the Marciano/ Archie Moore fight. Grueling. Met Archie Moore once. I was a kid and my older brother took me to the "rassling" matches. Moore was a referee for one of the bouts. Turned a corner and there he was. He was shocked that I knew about his matches. I was a fan at a young age. People today tend to sell some of the old greats short. Great post.
     
  5. guncho

    guncho next champion! Full Member

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    Today some fighters only start steping up competion after 8 years.
     
  6. red_roo

    red_roo Active Member Full Member

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    Jack Johnson , Rocky Marciano , Muhammad Ali r my favourite old time boxer's just amazing what they did an how they did it , an everything about their live's as well ..
     
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  7. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler -- the two champs from THE City of Champions -- Brockton, MA. My two favorite fighters of all time. Some really good posts in this thread.
     
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    catchwtboxing Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This is a great thread because I don't think we have ever done one on Marciano before.

    In all seriousness, one of my favs.
     
  9. Grinder

    Grinder Dude, don't call me Dude Full Member

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    Great champion. Naysayers always use his size against him, which can't be changed making their argument simple and flawed. He never lost, always found a way to win, his stamina would be better than all the HWs of today by far, granite chin and two fisted KO power lasting 15 rounds.
     
  10. LeftRightDownThePipe

    LeftRightDownThePipe Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Awesome fighter and a great ambassador of the sport. Carried himself in a very humble fashion and with class.

     
  11. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Another fan here. Never has so much been done with so little. If you could draw up a blueprint for a size and reach that would doom a heavy to failure it would be Rocky. Yet, no ****s given. He turned his disadvantages into advantages and single-mindedly blew them all away. Hat tip.

    * Also, hat tip to Reznick who made that video. That dude makes probably the best boxing clips Ive seen, full stop.
     
  12. escudo

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    I'm a few miles south of Brockton, Hagler deserves a statue right along with Rocky.
     
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    Wicked love it big time .
     
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    What a feint at 4.45 ! Just to land that right hand brutal KO. That was absolutely class and a perfect example of how to feint to land that KO punch. The other guy got completely suckered into it.
    Rocky may not be the most skilled in terms of versatility, but he did what he did very well. Not really watched too much of him over recent years, so I feel the need to go back and watch more.
     
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    pistal47 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That's awesome bro and I couldnt agree more. Hes my favorite fighter of all time.