The wins of Larry Holmes vs Rocky Marciano

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  1. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Who wins each fight? What's the end score for each camp? All fights take place in 15 rounds. Each from their respective fights against Holmes and Marciano. Ezzard Charles and Jersey Joe Walcott are from the 1st fights, while Earnie Shavers and Roland LaStarza are from the 2nd fights.

    Ezzard Charles vs Earnie Shavers

    Archie Moore vs Ken Norton

    Rex Layne vs Tim Witherspoon

    Roland LaStarza vs Randall Tex Cobb

    Jersey Joe Walcott vs Ray Mercer

    Post retirement Joe Louis vs Parkinson's Muhammad Ali
     
  2. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Walcott when he fought Marciano was far better than Larry when he beat Mercer and post retirement Louis was able to land jabs while Ali only threw one jab the whole fight v Larry, Moore looked better v Rock than Norton did v Larry but the size difference was huge. Charles would have toyed with Shavers.
     
  3. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ezzard Charles vs Earnie Shavers

    Charles by a comfortable decision

    Archie Moore vs Ken Norton

    Norton takes a UD

    Rex Layne vs Tim Witherspoon

    Spoon stops him in 10



    Roland LaStarza vs Randall Tex Cobb

    Cobb close decision

    Jersey Joe Walcott vs Ray Mercer

    Walcott by decision

    Post retirement Joe Louis vs Parkinson's Muhammad Ali

    Not interested

    3-2 for Larry—-how did you pick this? By interest or a corresponding timeline?
     
  4. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Well-Known Member Full Member

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    So I take it, out of what you answered, camp Marciano wins 4-0 or 3-1?

    You never answered Rex Layne vs Tim Witherspoon or Roland LaStarza vs Randall Tex Cobb
     
  5. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I tried to make them equivalent fights. A good contender with a good contender, a champ with a champ, etc.

    Edit: thinking about it more, I think I should've made it Cobb vs Layne and Witherspoon vs LaStarza, their styles match better
     
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  6. The Malibu Mauler

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    Charles by late stoppage
    Moore mid to late round ko
    Witherspoon by late ko
    Cobb by late stoppage
    Difficult, could go either way but probably Walcott by MD
    Louis by stoppage (that fight hurts thinking about)

    Marciano: 4
    Holmes: 2
     
  7. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Fair enough! I just wasn’t sure if there was an underlying agenda or a method to the madness? Good luck with the thread until black Hercules and his alt sniff it out
     
  8. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Underlying agenda is all I've got to say. As lot of that going around these days.
     
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  9. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Really I have no underlying agenda. Is there anyone from Holmes' resume you would've added? Perhaps Berbick?

    I can explain the matchups if you want me to
     
  10. Rainer

    Rainer Active Member Full Member

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    1st fight 50/50
    2nd Norton
    3rd Witherspoon
    4th 50/50
    5th Walcott
     
  11. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    No need
     
  12. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    Ezzard Charles vs Earnie Shavers = Charles. Shavers was not as good as Elmer Ray.

    Archie Moore vs Ken Norton = Moore on points. I think Ken could drop the ball and be hustledcout of a fight he should win.

    Rex Layne vs Tim Witherspoon = Witherspoon. Tim would be too smart.

    Roland LaStarza vs Randall Tex Cobb = Cobb. I think Cobb might be too physical.

    Jersey Joe Walcott vs Ray Mercer = Walcott. Mercer never beat anyone that good.

    Post retirement Joe Louis vs Parkinson's Muhammad Ali. = Louis.
     
  13. louis54

    louis54 Active Member Full Member

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    Holmes still beats marciano....I think
     
  14. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Active Member Full Member

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    Winners Charles, Walcott, Archie, old Louis loss for my man Layne and a draw for La Starza. Holmes competition was terrible but we rarely hear about it. That also isn’t a knock on Holmes it was what it was. But to be fair Cooney should have been thrown in there somewhere. Maybe in place of old Ali.
     
  15. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Huh. And here's me thinking LaStarza would outbox Cobb fairly handily.