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Carmine Cas:

"Hehehehe! Hey, TGD, you better watch that nurse. She sneaked some bad drugs in the cleaning water of your hands.

C-Al has no rhythm or rhyme. His dance is a bad version of the robot. He would be arrested on the dance floor, smacked upside da noggin and banned for life.

I wish I had some herbs and remedies to help him, but I don't. Three m is going to mug C-Al in Macau. If you think that Hulkquez put Da Manny to sleep badly. And Da Manny put "Slicky" Ricky Hatton to sleep madly. You ain't seen nuffin' yet.

Because of many Yanks' hate and stereotypes of Asians being Kung Fu junkies, against Da Manny, they still bet. Three m is going to put C-Al down like a very ill, suffering pet.

I've told you guys that C-Al has no boksing savvy or flow. He's like three types of winds that blow --- light, medium and heavy. The dude is topsy-turvy.

"


Topsy-turvy is a good way of illustrating how Algieri moves out after he covers up or throws a combination. He tilts his head to the direction of where he's going and his feet are still in the same place for a split second.

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The Shadow:

"Well, I started last Sunday at about a few hours before this time; so that's when I have finished - actually a good time after to be exact.

I thought it was 2 weeks.

Apologies if I have done something wrong.

Do you want me to take your complaint/objection to Dino?

Happy to do that, as I don't personally care who wins or who he pays."


No, no, no! I was just being facetious.

No complaints at all, you're one of my favorite guys and I have immense respect for you.

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The Shadow:

"You have got 2nd prize in the TSS forum contest though???"

Haha, I'm a competitor bro! I go for GOLD! :)

I've stated it before, I intend to pose like this at the end of the year:

http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091203194247/himym/images/f/ff/Ted's_Apartment.jpg

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Carmine Cas:

"Yeah Shadow, I think Manny packs a harder punch than Ruslan !Tim Bradley, he of the iron chin, goes toe to toe with Ruslan, for some reason he does not do that with Manny ! He fought Manny twice, he never went toe to toe with hm, Manny hits harder and not one at a time, he hits from all angles and does not stand still compared to Ruslan I don't really see much of a comparison between the two ! Algeire will get a nice payday and nothing else !"

I do agree Bradley isn't the best barometer but he does provide some insight regarding the punching power of Ruslan and Manny. In the second half of Pacquiao-Bradley II, correct me if I'm wrong but Bradley was being foolish and looking to load up shots to nail Pacquiao with, not necessarily engaging "toe-to-toe" but he pretty much threw caution to the wind and swung for the fences. Manny easily evaded Bradley's poor strategy and made him pay. There was one point where Pacquiao had Bradley on the ropes and landed 9 or 10 consecutive punches. Bradley was hurt, but Ruslan bludgeoned him when they fought and hurt him far worse putting him down twice.

But that's pretty much where the similarities end, Ruslan is one dimensional and Manny is a more versatile boxer-puncher who is fighting smarter as grows older. Bradley had success the first half backing Manny up and even hurting him with his "pillow hands". Manny has problems with mobile fighters who utilize lateral movement, Algieri fits that mold but can he pull of the game plan against Manny who has a plethora of experience? Possibly, stay tuned!

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stormcentre:

"I thought we still had one more day, Storm! I got a late-round rally left in me, man!

Good choices though, Radam's been snubbed many a' times. Another notable omission is Felix from Brooklin."


You have got 2nd prize in the TSS forum contest though???

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stormcentre:

Well, I started last Sunday at about a few hours before this time; so that's when I have finished - actually a good time after to be exact.

I thought it was 2 weeks.

Apologies if I have done something wrong.

Do you want me to take your complaint/objection to Dino?

Happy to do that, as I don't personally care who wins or who he pays.

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Carmine Cas:

"We're in the minority, here, CC.



As I am calling for an Algieri win, I'm in a pool by myself on this great site.



-Randy G."




I foresee Algieri winning. And then when Manny and Floyd fight in the future, Floyd will blame the loss on the catchweight. Hahahaha. But I wouldn't put all my money on it. Pacquiao has become a smarter fighter, it's going to be interesting to see how he deals with the mobility of Algieri.

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The Shadow:

I thought we still had one more day, Storm! I got a late-round rally left in me, man!

Good choices though, Radam's been snubbed many a' times. Another notable omission is Felix from Brooklin.

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The Good Doctor:

"Hehehehe! Hey, TGD, you better watch that nurse. She sneaked some bad drugs in the cleaning water of your hands.

C-Al has no rhythm or rhyme. His dance is a bad version of the robot. He would be arrested on the dance floor, smacked upside da noggin and banned for life.

I wish I had some herbs and remedies to help him, but I don't. Three m is going to mug C-Al in Macau. If you think that Hulkquez put Da Manny to sleep badly. And Da Manny put "Slicky" Ricky Hatton to sleep madly. You ain't seen nuffin' yet.

Because of many Yanks' hate and stereotypes of Asians being Kung Fu junkies, against Da Manny, they still bet. Three m is going to put C-Al down like a very ill, suffering pet.

I've told you guys that C-Al has no boksing savvy or flow. He's like three types of winds that blow --- light, medium and heavy. The dude is topsy-turvy.

He's doesn't initiate or is proactive. He's reactive to every darn thing in dat squared jungle. In other words, like the old timers say: "he over thinks, he stinks, but he believes that he is smart. And he playing some type of ordained part. He should have not gotten an opportunity from the start. This is what happens when you give a gift to someone who has no skills, but a lot of heart."

Dude is being so tar babied that it is a shame. Boksing is not his game. WTF! Every Pac-hater and C-Al hoper -- probably dope smoker -- are talking about C-Al has a PhD in upset!

GTGOH! You will witness a massacre from Macau on your TV set. Holla!"


Radam, even if when I don't agree with you, your posts are absolutely classic. Your post made my head hurt, made me laugh, and put my tongue in a knot.

I get you guys point of view but here is why I think Algieri has a legitimate shot:

-Algieri is long and I mean real long. Unlike a dumb Margarito who never tried to back Manny off with his jab, Algieri will do so. Any boxing person in the know will tell you that if you have a reach advantage but not a speed advantage, your jab is your best friend.

-Most of Manny's success, especially recently, is against guys who stay in the pocket and are either square or straight forward fighters. Algieri will not give him a target at all because he will not be still. Some would argue that Bradley moved, but if you watch closely Bradley is often flat footed and very much within trading distance during their two bouts. Manny has not faced a guy that will run in more than 5 years.

-Algieri is flat awkward. I don't care who you are but anytime a guy is prancing around the ring like a pony, almost unrolls his jab and has no real rhythm to what he does, he becomes a task to prepare for.

-Manny has feints and angles and punch rhythms and arrays of combos for days. I would argue that Manny is the best combo puncher of the last 20 years(respect to RJJ, Shane Mosely, Marquez) That stuff is only effective if you get to use them. Algieri in no way shape or form will trade with Manny. We will not see many combos from either fighter.

-Manny can be hit. This matters because Manny's immaculate timing can be thrown off with a well placed jab or straight right. Hence why he struggles with Marquez. That is alot easier to do if you can do it from a distance which Algieri can.

So with all that said, my bold prediction is Algieri by split decision, 115-113 twice in favor of Chris. On top that, I will say that he will not even wobble Manny nor will Algieri get wobbled. On top of that there will be a rematch and Manny will KO him in 6 the second time around.

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stormcentre:

OK here are the TSS forum winners.

For the TSS forum;

a) First is RG; for a variety of reasons, including many great posts and also the fact that he is simply a relentless poster
b) Second is The Shadow; great posts and commitment.
c) Third is Skibbz; accurate and insightful publications, and also the great/confident prediction for Brook and then the explanations for this afterwards.

For the Boxing Channel forum;

a) First is The Commish; unique insight and excellent posts.
b) Second is Deepwater2; multiple posts on good perspectives on boxing and always a good read.
c) Third is Oubobcat; multiple posts with insightful boxing related thoughts and also too, always a good read.

I have said it in above posts and I’ll say it again, there are so many good posters here that the job of choosing winners is hard. Just when you think you know who they will be someone else posts something good that makes you rethink.

Anyway, there’s my list for both the TSS and the Boxing Channel forums.

Well done to all.

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Radam G:

In the batting cage. "Great style match up," in the words of C-Al will be a GREAT arse thrashing for him. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T1jVc2hgvQ.

Watch what you wish for. You may just get it. Holla!

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The Commish:

"Thanks for confirming that this is another challenging matchup .... You gentlemen know your stuff."

Yeh, brownsugar. I've seen Walters several times. As good as Donaire is, he is going to have his hands full with the still-very-underrated Walters.

-Randy G.

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Radam G:

"I mean, why? Why?!



Lol if OJ -- who was found not guilty, by the way -- comes out and starts posing in photos with George Zimmerman, you're kinda asking for people to say something.



Or Juan Manuel Marquez -- who's never tested positive, for the record -- doing a pose down pic with Big Poppa Pump.



It's just like... Why? WHY?!



But it sure is funny."




Hehehehe! I would say those arses got away with murder from a foul, crooked justice system that care less about minorities and women.



Both O.J. and Georgie Z would be butt hurts and bloomers hand washers for Big Skillet and Lil' LeRoy if they would have gun down a white male spouse or white teenagers. The survey has already been taken, so don't come after me. The killers of white males pay. The killers of women and minorities court play. And getting outta of the syet, a court jury always give them a way. Holla!

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Radam G:

"Commish,



You shall not venture on this journey alone. I think Algieri actually dances away with a SD."




Hehehehe! Hey, TGD, you better watch that nurse. She sneaked some bad drugs in the cleaning water of your hands.



C-Al has no rhythm or rhyme. His dance is a bad version of the robot. He would be arrested on the dance floor, smacked upside da noggin and banned for life.



I wish I had some herbs and remedies to help him, but I don't. Three m is going to mug C-Al in Macau. If you think that Hulkquez put Da Manny to sleep badly. And Da Manny put "Slicky" Ricky Hatton to sleep madly. You ain't seen nuffin' yet.



Because of many Yanks' hate and stereotypes of Asians being Kung Fu junkies, against Da Manny, they still bet. Three m is going to put C-Al down like a very ill, suffering pet.



I've told you guys that C-Al has no boksing savvy or flow. He's like three types of winds that blow --- light, medium and heavy. The dude is topsy-turvy.



He's doesn't initiate or is proactive. He's reactive to every darn thing in dat squared jungle. In other words, like the old timers say: "he over thinks, he stinks, but he believes that he is smart. And he playing some type of ordained part. He should have not gotten an opportunity from the start. This is what happens when you give a gift to someone who has no skills, but a lot of heart."



Dude is being so tar babied that it is a shame. Boksing is not his game. WTF! Every Pac-hater and C-Al hoper -- probably dope smoker -- are talking about C-Al has a PhD in upset!



GTGOH! You will witness a massacre from Macau on your TV set. Holla!

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brownsugar:

Ditto ...PAC had Bradley..Rios, Margarito, Mosely and Clottey hurt at least once in his past five fights... There is no question he can still punch. The only question is ...
Does he have the motivation?

PAC isn't going to let anybody else get a gift decision. If he sees his chance I think he'll go for the merciful stoppage. Instead of a punishing twelve round drubbing.

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The Shadow:

"Yeah Shadow, I think Manny packs a harder punch than Ruslan !Tim Bradley, he of the iron chin, goes toe to toe with Ruslan, for some reason he does not do that with Manny ! He fought Manny twice, he never went toe to toe with hm, Manny hits harder and not one at a time, he hits from all angles and does not stand still compared to Ruslan I don't really see much of a comparison between the two ! Algeire will get a nice payday and nothing else !"

I believe the man, he's an honest guy.

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Froggy:

Yeah Shadow, I think Manny packs a harder punch than Ruslan !Tim Bradley, he of the iron chin, goes toe to toe with Ruslan, for some reason he does not do that with Manny ! He fought Manny twice, he never went toe to toe with hm, Manny hits harder and not one at a time, he hits from all angles and does not stand still compared to Ruslan I don't really see much of a comparison between the two ! Algeire will get a nice payday and nothing else !

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brownsugar:

"I mean, why? Why?!

Lol if OJ -- who was found not guilty, by the way -- comes out and starts posing in photos with George Zimmerman, you're kinda asking for people to say something.

Or Juan Manuel Marquez -- who's never tested positive, for the record -- doing a pose down pic with Big Poppa Pump.

It's just like... Why? WHY?!

But it sure is funny."



My long deceased grandpappy had a saying whenever he saw something that stood out in a conspicuous manner. ......."Now if that don't beat all?"
Sure its corny but its appropriate.

And could someone please tell me .... Who let all the air out of Bonds torso?.
Where did all those cepts and pecs go?

With Manny standing next to the poster boy of PED's
Don't take it too personal when the jokes start flying.

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teaser:

"Commish,



You shall not venture on this journey alone. I think Algieri actually dances away with a SD."




the difference is in the mobility of Manny compared to Ruslan dance though he may Chris is in for a beating too many angles ,feints and when he gets caught Manny will finish him .just hope Manny doesn't get to friendly with the guy and so not want to hurt him and let him off the hook :confused:or figure he can box with this tall kid he's got to be aggressive

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The Good Doctor:

Commish,

You shall not venture on this journey alone. I think Algieri actually dances away with a SD.

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The Shadow:

"We're in the minority, here, CC.



As I am calling for an Algieri win, I'm in a pool by myself on this great site.



-Randy G."




I see a toss-up. I would slightly favor Pacquiao based on experience and surprisingly impressive in-ring IQ for a guy who used to have very little.



Froggy, do you think the current Pacquiao packs a better punch than Provodnikov?!



Tim Bradley himself, who's one of the few to take punches from both, says no.



Provodnikov is heavy-handed. That means he can hurt you with one shot.



In order to hurt Chris, who has quite the dog in him, Pacquiao has to connect with consecutive clean shots on the defensively adept Algieri.



I doubt that happens.



I see a surprisingly close fight with closely contested rounds (kinda like The Moment) in which Manny gets the nod by a relatively comfortable margin.



The decision will leave people talking like they got something to smack (talk).



But as usual, nothing will come out as they move their lips, just a bunch of gibberish, mother******* will act like they Forgot About Pac.

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The Shadow:

I mean, why? Why?!



Lol if OJ -- who was found not guilty, by the way -- comes out and starts posing in photos with George Zimmerman, you're kinda asking for people to say something.



Or Juan Manuel Marquez -- who's never tested positive, for the record -- doing a pose down pic with Big Poppa Pump.



It's just like... Why? WHY?!



But it sure is funny.

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Radam G:

Dang, Coxs Corner! You came blitzing with it. The truth should not be that mean. I'm still ducking for cover. You straight up hurt the feeling of believers of fairy tales. Tearing out the guts of history is a muthasucka. But that is how it goes. And optical illusions are everywhere.



Last month ArneK snitched out truths about the late, great "Brownbomber" Joe Louis. And now you just killed the legend of Rocky M. Blood and guts are over the metaphoric squared jungle. I got to vomit -- urrrkrrrrrrrmffj!



Can we get a warning next time. What long-past legend of yesteryears will be put under of the blood-and-gut bucket challenge next?



I don't wanna know. Holla!

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The Shadow:

"As a bonus and to get everyone in the proper fighting spirit they can have Nelly sing the national anthem."



In Air Force 1's, of course. UH, OH!

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brownsugar:

As a bonus and to get everyone in the proper fighting spirit they can have Nelly sing the national anthem.

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brownsugar:

"I think it was just done in response to Garcia stating TI, Tiny, Miss Jackson, 50 etc are going to walk Chino out to the ring."

Please tell me your joking .... Garcia didn't really go there did he? ... Floyd has met his trash talking equal if that's the case.

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brownsugar:

"Since I'm quoted in the article I would like to add some further commentary. The author here borrowed a bit from my article that he quoted where I have Fleischers comments used in this article as well as the comparison of Marciano's reach compared to Mayweather. The article the author refers to also says about Rocky;


"Rocky Marciano is the only unbeaten and untied boxing champion in history. 49-0 is his legacy. Of his 49 wins 43 came by way of knockout. His knockout percentage of 87.75 is the highest among all heavyweight champions. He is 7-0 in title fights. On his accomplishments alone he deserves consideration for a spot among the ten best heavyweights ever."

and

"Rocky brought punching power, a high work rate, endurance, durability, excellent conditioning and the will to win into every fight. He also carried his power into the late rounds, which is a short list of punchers of which only Joe Louis and Joe Frazier definitely belong with Marciano. Rocky came inside low in his crouch to get underneath his opponents and was not as easy a target to hit as some fans think. He was unceasing in his firing of his hammer blows at his opponent’s, although he lacked punching accuracy. Rocky was an “anywhere hitter” but anywhere he hit, he hurt. Rocky was known to bust the blood vessels in his opponent’s arms as they covered up trying to protect themselves from the onslaught. He nearly clubbed Carmine Vingo to death; he survived but was never able to fight again."

About Joe Louis. Yes Louis was 37 not 87 but it was an old balding 37. Age 37 some 60 years ago is not the same as 37 today where fighters have better access to nutrition and other enhancements. Ali was an old 36 when he lost to Leon Spinks. I wrote, "Joe Louis was the biggest name on Marciano’s resume, but he was 37 years old and had lost much. By the time of their fight the once legendary Louis had “long since lost his once devastating punch” as Nat Fleischer wrote. This is true because Louis depended greatly on speed, timing and sense of distance for his hitting power. His lost reflexes robbed him of his explosiveness and therefore his punching power. Louis still was a solid fighter when Marciano beat him because he was fundamentally sound, but he lacked the speed and power that he once possessed."

The fact is Louis missed 4 years of his best fighting years due to inactivity during the Second world War. He was never the same fighter after that. When Louis retired he 60-1, 51 ko's. When he came back he only scored 3 knockouts in his last 10 fights which is proof of what Fleischer, who sat ringside for their fight, said is the truth. Sugar Ray Robinson was only out 2 years when he retired after the Maxim fight (and was younger than Louis) and he struggled when he came back so much that the top writers were saying he should stay retired. Robinson lost to a lesser fighter in Ralph Tiger Jones and was a heavy underdog to Bobo Olson when he received a title shot. In any event, Louis post WW 2 was simply not the explosive hitter he was previously and had lost a lot.

On the other points. I stated, " How would Marciano have fared against Frazier’s opponents? Marciano would be an underdog to Ali and would likely lose a decision. Ali was more susceptible to a left hook, Frazier’s bread and butter punch, than he was to a right hand, which was Rocky’s best shot. Cus D’Amato once said that, “No swarming heavyweight who ever lived could beat George Foreman coming to him.” Marciano would have had the same trouble trying to get inside George’s long arms and massive uppercuts, as did the bobbing and weaving Frazier. It seems highly unlikely that Marciano could overcome the freakish power of the much larger Foreman in a slugfest. Frazier holds a win over Muhammad Ali and defeated other quality heavyweights such as Jerry Quarry who were superior to most of Marciano's competition. Had the two all time greats switched era's Frazier would have been 49-0 and Marciano would likely have had losses to Ali and Foreman on his record."

Not just my opinion. I think Cus D'Amato knew boxing pretty well. There are other boxing people who share this opinion. I would add that Frazier actually had the better style when facing a smooth boxer type because he applied consistent pressure, slipping and cutting the ring. Marciano was a little more measured in his approach and fought more in spurts. However, I do favor Marciano over Frazier head to head, although its not a given.

"Consider that in the Dec. 1962 Ring magazine poll of 40 boxing experts it was Jack Dempsey that was rated the # 1 Heavyweight of all time with Joe Louis 2nd, Jack Johnson 3rd and Marciano finishing a distant 7th, way behind Dempsey. If he was considered 7th in 1962 how does he propel to the top 5, when since then we have had Muhammad Ali who faced much tougher competition, the big power hitting George Foreman, Larry Holmes who made 20 title defenses, the bigger, faster and more powerful Mike Tyson, and the giant Lennox Lewis who at 6’5” 245 pounds would enjoy a 60 pound weight advantage over Marciano? This is a key point. Nat Fleischer rated Marciano at # 10, Charley Rose rated him at # 8, McCallum's survey of old-timers had him at # 9. No major historian who saw Maricano in their lifetime thought he was a top 5 all time heavyweight and 50 years have passed since Rocky retired as champion."

The reason there is no consensus on Marciano is the same reason there will not be one on Floyd Mayweather when he is 50-0 because he lacked the competition to be truly tested. "John Durant author of The Heavyweight Champions wrote in 1971 (pg 123,) “Critics do not rate Rocky with the great ones, like Jeffries, Johnson, Dempsey, Tunney, and Louis. He never faced topnotch fighters like they did. It was not Rocky’s fault, of course, that there was not much talent when he was fighting. He fought them all and that is what a champion is supposed to do.” In Mayweather's case he avoided certain fighters and Marciano never did. If Roy Jones had retired after beating John Ruiz what would his legacy be? It is unfortunate that Marciano's quality of opponents did not let him shine against stellar competition.

"Since Marciano’s claim to greatness is based largely on his unbeaten record one must put his quality of opponents under the microscope. It is true that most of Rocky’s best opponents were past their prime when he faced them. Jersey Joe Walcott was 38-39 years old, Ezzard Charles was 32-33 and was at his peak at light-heavyweight and 175 pound champion Archie Moore was 42. One of the best men Marciano defeated prior to winning the title was Rex Layne. Layne lost often when he stepped up in competition. Another of the top contenders Marciano faced was Lee Savold whose career record was 89-37-3, hardly inspiring. Rocky came up in one of the weakest periods in heavyweight history, in fact the only era that is weaker than the early mid 50's amongst heavyweights is the current crop."

Rocky’s unbeaten record is certainly not without tarnish. Many believe that Marciano actually did lose to Roland LaStarza in their first fight but got a gift decision. Jesse Abramson, boxing writer for the New York Daily Herald called it a “paper thin and exceedingly odd decision.” And it was “universally condemned around ringside as a miscarriage of justice”, according to newspaper reports. Even a member of the New England Press Corp, who would be inclined to favor Marciano in the New York bout against LaStarza, said it was a “dubious decision.” More than 50 years later LaStarza was incredulous of the decision, “I won that fight,” he maintained. In the New York Herald Tribune, Mar 25, 1950, LaStarza said, “The fact is his manager Al Weill was matchmaker for the Garden. I would say that had a lot to do with the decision.”

After the LaStarza fight Marciano's handlers were afraid to put him in with anyone who could fight. His next opponent was Eldridge Eatman who had lost 8 of his last 9 fights. Tiger Ted Lowry who had a career record of 60-54-9, went the distance with Marciano. Others such as Harold (Kid) Mitchell, Art Henri, and Willis Red Applegate all had losing records. It is little wonder that Rex Layne was a 9-5 favorite over Marciano when Rocky finally stepped up in competition. It should be noted that Layne was no world beater, like most of Marciano's top opponents Layne weighed well under 200 pounds and he finished with a career record of 50-17-3."

Those are the facts of Marciano's record. Is he a top 10 all time heavyweight, most likely yes. Is he in the top 5? If you rate him that highly that is based more on myth of what you think he would do against the field rather than what his actual competition indicates.

You can read my article in its entirety below:

http://coxscorner.tripod.com/rocky.html

.........."


Its good to read some balanced and perceptive reasoning coming out of this thread. A very thorough analysis considering the relative short length of the post.

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brownsugar:

Thanks for confirming that this is another challenging matchup .... You gentlemen know your stuff.

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The Commish:

It's ironic that this thread was just put up, as my next Commissioner's Corner is going to be about Rocky Marciano and where I believe he fits into the all-time heavyweight puzzle.

The column will be up early in the week.

-Randy G.

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The Commish:

"That Briggs interview was tremendous and highly entertaining. I was listening on the road in the car with my wife. She is not as big a fight fan as me but she was even into that interview. Great job on that...

I should soon be able to start calling in again. My schedule has been a bit hectic of late and though I listen when traveling have not been able to dial in as much as I would like. But we are just about settling into our new location now so soon will be able to dial into the show on a more consistent basis. You guys are doing a great job with it as always and I am listening during my travels."


Thank you so much...love it when you call in. Hoping you can get down to NYC so you can join us on the air in-studio.

-Randy G.

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Earlier this month, trainer and de facto spokesperson for eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach, dismissed Chris Algieri as a “boxer who has a good jab, but is nothing special. Pacquiao is going to have to press him a bit and will probably knock him out.” If the pre-fight hype follows form, you can expect Roach to beat the kayo drum louder and louder in the coming weeks as the fight draws near. Equal parts coach and boxing holy man, Roach preaches knockouts to Pacquiao’s flock of fists. But the sheep have gone...

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ESPN2 Showing Eliminator Fight Between Middleweight Contenders Hassan N’Dam & Curtis Stevens

N’Dam, Stevens to Meet October 1 in IBF Middleweight Eliminator on ESPN Boxing Special ESPN2 will televise live the 12-round IBF eliminator fight between middleweight contenders Hassan N’Dam (30-1 18 KOs) of France and Brooklyn, New York’s Curtis Stevens (27-4 20 KOs) as part of an ESPN Boxing Special on Wednesday, October 1, at 9 p.m. ET. The winner of the bout will earn the right to fight for the IBF Middleweight title, currently held by Australia’s Sam Soliman. The show from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., will also...

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Quotes From Fighters on Sat. Mayweather/ShoBox Card

TRAINING CAMP QUOTES FOR THIS SATURDAY'S MAYWEATHER PROMOTIONS SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION TRIPLEHEADER Undefeated J'Leon Love To Headline Against Rogelio Medina; Badou Jack Fights Jason Escalera & Unbeaten Ronald Gavril Takes On Thomas Falowo Live on SHOWTIME® Immediately Following the Premiere Of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 Episode 1 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT Credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME LAS VEGAS (Aug. 28, 2014) - Undefeated super middleweight contender J'Leon Love is just a few months removed from the toughest fight of his...

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NEWS ON: Bayless in "Cornered," Golovkin-Rubio Tix, Berto Return Info

“Cornered: Kenny Bayless” Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 9 on HBO® Aug. 28, 2014 – Following the national acclaim for the revealing HBO® feature series “2 Days,” behind-the-scenes portrayals of boxers in the 48-hour lead-up to their prizefights, HBO Boxingdebuts the second installment of its all-new companion series: “Cornered.” These short features focus on those who define the sport, even though they don't wear the gloves: prismatic and memorable personalities at boxing matches both inside and outside the ring. Akin to “2...

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FIGHTER Result Rnd

Rogelio Medina

J'Leon Love

KO Rd. 3

Badou Jack

Jason Escalera

UD Rd. 10

Ronald Gavril

Thomas Falowo

TKO Rd. 7

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