i think marciano would win the fight. he was in incredicle shape for his slugger style of boxing.
He also had a chin made of iron on his side.The Title Fight.Jersey Joe Walcott, the first tiem he was knocked down after 43 fights he was up at the count of three, despite his corner yelling for him to take the 8 count. "I don’t know how Rocky got up, when he got nailed that left hook…perfect shot," Angelo Dundee said.
Rocky claims he wasen't even dazed by this hit.
After archie moore lost to rocky, he was asked which of Marciano's punches it was that hurt him, Archie told reporters, "Man, they All hurt." He would also say that, "After a fight with Marciano, you felt like you had been beaten all over the upper body with a blackjack or hit with rocks." rocky was tireless and relentless. he was an ultra in fighter.
In the fight with ronald lasterza, lasterza kept stepping back, blocking and he kept close to the ropes as rocky swang
A frustrated Rocky started to hit his arms till they dropped.
Rocky savagely beat LaStarza's arms and upper body, until huge hematomas began appearing on the forearms. By the 10th round, Roland could barely lift his gloves above his shoulders. In the 11th, Marciano battered him terribly, knocking him down and through the ropes before the refree stopped the slaughter. LaStarza had chipped bones in his elbows and ruptured blood vessals that turned to hardened clots in his forearms and had to have surgery to repair the damage. It was this display of power that had Joe Frazier remark,when he watched Ali rope-a-dope Foreman, "he couldn't have pulled that with Rocky Marciano!"
Edited by Jer_sm (03/21/07 07:20 PM)
Heart, Courage, Intensity. The desire to win.