Under 190lbs Who Stands Up With Rocky?

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  1. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

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    Who among the old heavies, who habitually scaled under 190lbs would you pick to stand a reasonable chance with Marciano?
    I have Dempsey,and Langford,longshot Fitz.
    Can you think of another?
    Schmeling?Tunney? Charles [prime]?
     
  2. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Think Tunney gives him fits or has the chance to. Prime Roy could be interesting but I think he gets caught eventually too . Maybe prime Archie and Roy would be my picks to upset him possibly. ...possibly
     
  3. Charlietf

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    Jack johnson, tunney,walcott nearly did, dempsey and yes floyd patterson with his hand speed and skill would have a good chance, Patterson could knock rocky out too and not only the reverse. Marciano did not have granite chin it is a myth
     
  4. 70sFan865

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    Fitzsimmons, Langford, Dempsey, Schmeling, Tunney, Charles, Patterson and younger Moore all would have strong chances. I'd like to see Tommy Loughran too against him - he fought a lot against HWs.
     
  5. Charlietf

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    Roy jones? Hahaha he was fragile like hell to put him on a ring with marciano
     
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  6. 70sFan865

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    Below 190 lbs.
     
  7. Charlietf

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    Yeah it is why i deleted Louis
     
  8. Gazelle Punch

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    Roy was fine till his chin was ruined. Once it got ruined though it was over for him.
     
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  9. mcvey

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    Under 190lbs
     
  10. Charlietf

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    And? Every guy that i mentioned fought under 190 .johnson fought at 190 at the limit and even under 190
     
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  11. andrewe

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    Cassius Clay

    He fought at 190 against Donnie Fleeman, and at 188 against Alex Miteff
    Also fought at light heavy in the Olympics
     
  12. Seamus

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    Under 190 and I'm picking Rocky over 15. Not that there isn't discussion but Rocky should be favored.
     
  13. JohnThomas1

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    Walcott wasn't a sub 190 pound fighter at his best.
     
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  15. mr. magoo

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    I think Charles a few years earlier has a live chance as does Tunney. I don’t think Schmeling had the right style nor durability needed to beat Rocky though. Bob pastor was also a slick fighter who was very difficult to KO but not sure how much of a chance I’d give him.
     
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