Would Bowe 1992 Be too Much For Marciano ?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Fergy, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    20,084
    20,350
    Jan 8, 2017
    I don't hold Bowe in really high regard ,a tad overated . But the night he beat Holyfield !!
    If Riddick faced Rocky as the Challenger , would the 0 vanish from Marciano s record along with the title ?
     
  2. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Drunkie Full Member

    8,586
    10,904
    Oct 28, 2017
    I can see a good case either way.

    Bowe's size and in fighting wouldn't be good for Rocky, but he might also just throw away his range advantage, and left himself get caught.

    I'm sure it'd be one of the most exciting ever.
     
  3. Rainer

    Rainer Active Member Full Member

    883
    610
    May 2, 2019
    I think so ,I believe both of them beat Rocky.
     
  4. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    20,084
    20,350
    Jan 8, 2017
    I'm sure to !
    Can see Bowe going for the ko very early , thinking if Walcott can drop him I sure can !
    Early rounds are a danger for Rocky , he'd have to use everything to get through it .
     
  5. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    20,084
    20,350
    Jan 8, 2017
    Having trouble seeing Rocky survive some of those blasting shots from Bowe I'll be honest
     
  6. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

    7,219
    8,739
    Mar 23, 2019
    Especially inside. That said, I look at Marciano as being a significantly higher ATG than Bowe.

    There aren't many fighters I'd put past the 1992. On the night he beat Holyfield I think Foreman, Frazier, Tyson, post-1984 Holmes, any of the not-Holmes heavyweights of the 80s, Patterson, Liston, Lewis...I think he would have beaten any of them.

    However, I rate all the above fighters above Bowe as ATGs, partly because of the brevity of Bowe's spotlight. He peaked in the first Holy fight, and then was a bit spotty after (as Futch pointed out).
     
    fingersniffer, Gatekeeper and Rainer like this.
  7. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    68,132
    19,585
    Feb 15, 2006
    Trying to fight Rocky on the inside, strikes me as being a very bad idea for a man Bowe's size.
     
  8. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Philadelphia Full Member

    14,335
    11,942
    Jun 9, 2007
    Yes
     
    Pat M and RulesMakeItInteresting like this.
  9. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    20,084
    20,350
    Jan 8, 2017
    Same here .I have Bowe at around 30 in a list of 100 but on that night ,as you say ,he'd beat a lot of the top twenty .He was a fighting , powerful machine and proved a few wrong .
     
  10. Grapefruit

    Grapefruit Active Member Full Member

    1,215
    925
    Dec 19, 2017
    Bowe definitely had the best chin out of anyone rocky fought, unlike rocky he was a fast starter with great combos all behind his long powerful jab.

    I'd wager Bowe hurts him early and finishes rocky by t.k.o. mid rounds.
     
  11. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    20,084
    20,350
    Jan 8, 2017
    Unless he hurts and staggered Marciano , then it wouldn't be to his detriment as much . Bowes uppercut s would do serious damage .
     
  12. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    68,132
    19,585
    Feb 15, 2006
    I suspect that Bowe would just get in his own way on the inside.

    Now it he used his reach, it might be a different matter.
     
  13. sauhund II

    sauhund II Boxing Addict Full Member

    3,174
    1,743
    Nov 8, 2008
    One has to really hate Marciano a lot if you want to match him against prime Bowe.........one look at Bowe and Marciano's handlers would never ever consider that fight. fact.....they would be running for the exit in record speed.

    This aint no old balding Pensioner , this is one of the most talented Big man ever.....with a short prime.

    Bowe inside, outside, it would not matter, he would beat Rocky from pillar to post..........Marciano's crouching would be tailor made for Bowe's upper cuts.......

    Result: search party for Marciano's head in the cheap seats.....and fairly early too.
     
  14. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    25,557
    40,094
    Mar 3, 2019
  15. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Never wrestle with pigs or argue with fools Full Member

    18,441
    9,383
    Jan 30, 2014
    Bowe by brutal highlight reel knockout, early to mid rounds.