Rocky Marciano - Greatest of All Time.

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  1. Old Plank

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    Only one way to know, put them all in the ring together, in their prime, last man standing .... and, as much as I'm an Ali fan, may very well be crazy Iron Mike.
     
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    The most horrifying pix of a hard punch I've seen to date is the still frame taken with Marciano's fist literally buried into the side of Jersey Joe Walcott's face. Geez, if you have one better I'd love to see it!!
     
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    Close, and admirable, but.........no cigar! :)
     
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    Tyson pegged Ali as the Greatest. So why argue with that...?
     
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    Good luck on the exhaustion.

    ..or the humiliation for that matter.
     
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    Theres a good one of him hitting Ezzard Charles too. I couldnt find it but if you come across it you will know just the one I'm talking about.
     
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    Hard to say who the best heavyweight fighter of all time is. Everyone listed was a monster in their own right and owned their time in the ring. Most discussions I ever had concerned only two fighters...Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson.

    Who would be the best in that fight is seriously subjective. I believe it is safe to say that if Tyson ever caught up to Ali it would be over...as you do not rope-a-dope him,. if not, Tyson would be in for a long night before Ali finished him just like Foreman.

    Fighters of old I am ignorant of and have no experience with other than my general feeling from watching old fight reels.....they were real hard men. Meaning the type of fights they fought were so rough 'n tough and long, I do not see many modern fighters being able to go 15 with the likes of Jack Johnson or Rocky Marciano.
     
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    And greeezed up ! :eek:
     
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    Ali for me though Sugar Ray Leonard was a close second.
     
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    I'm from a different generation and British. So my favourites are Nigel Benn and Chris Eubanks who are middleweight and super-middleweights. Followed by Mike Tyson who I got a nickname after at school. Mostly because my surname is one letter off at the end. People still assume Tyson when they pronounce it.

    I was a big fan of Tyson in his prime and really disappointed when Don King subverted his career with PR bulls#!t inflating his ego with bloated head syndrome.

    Rocky Marciano certainly had a reputation that lasted long past his career, building a legend in part because there was no internet or easy access to temper it. And of course everyone watched the Stallone films which probably reaffirmed him by the name.

    For his day I imagine he was pretty awesome. Things have changed so much with nutrition and a more scientific approach to fitness and performance, I'm not sure he would stand up to more modern eras.
     
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    Rocky Marciano was one of the great ones. There is a restaurant in Brockton, MA with
    walls loaded with live fight photos and some he autographed to the owner.
     
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