Picture of Rocky Marciano (colourised)

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And his famous fight with Joe Louis, also colourised.

MSG, 1951.

great video. what a style he had!

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I want to think he could compete against today’s bigger heavyweights but I don’t know. What do you guys think?

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Him vs Igor V would be a great fight!

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No chance. Rocky was 5 9, weighed 185-190lbs.

Tyson Fury is 6 foot 9 and weighs 270.

But it’s a different era. Life, and norms, change a lot in 70 years. Fighters can only do what they can do in their own era.

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Yeah, that is an insane size difference. It would be interesting as hell to see him in today’s Cruiserweight division.

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He beat Joe Lewis’s ass!

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Joe was clearly past his prime, wasn’t he?

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Some men are just born tough. Very very tough.

This article reminds us all of his upbringing and fighting style well.

Enjoy…

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In

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TTT for the Rock. What an animal.

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Boxers back then, were much tougher than the boxing entertainers we have now.

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his black ass!

He was 75 years old! lol
(Coming to America joke).

People say Louis was past his prime. He was 37 years old.

But at the time, going into the fight, Louis was a 4-1/ 5-1 favourite for that Rocky fight.

So, was he past his prime? Maybe. But people didnt think that going into the fight.

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I have no idea, I’m just repeating what I heard a couple of barbers say.

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he was 37 there??
damn, he looked older.