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    So I was watching some Rocky Marciano fight vids on you tube and it occurred to me that I never saw him throw one jab.
    He just throws hooks and uppercuts at maximum force for round after round, monster conditioning!
    Was this his style because of his short reach or was the jab a lesser used punch at the time?

    e.g.1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjPZ8j0expo
    e.g2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRA4mfpCQJQ
    e.g.3
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZFEh...elated&search=

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    I think it was his style based on what I have heard about him.

    I'd have to check but I am fairly sure it was Jersey Joe Walcott that had him beat on points for most of their fight and Marciano knocked him out in (again what I think) was the last round.
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    marciano was the greatest in my eyes
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    Quote Originally Posted by fightingfan View Post
    I think it was his style based on what I have heard about him.

    I'd have to check but I am fairly sure it was Jersey Joe Walcott that had him beat on points for most of their fight and Marciano knocked him out in (again what I think) was the last round.
    Yep, round 13 of a title fight and he named that punch 'Suzy Q'. In the rematch he proved it wasn't a fluke by knocking him out in the 1st round.

    He did use his jab, but because of his short reach he got on the inside and used some fantastic dirty boxing. His opponents jabs would connect where his wouldn't, so he used body shots to drop the arms and then utilised his hooks and uppercuts. He was easily cut so was advised not to fight on the outside where he could be picked off by jabs/crosses.

    He was awesome, Cus D'Amato described his punches as 'hydrogen bombs'.
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    I like vintage boxing because the stories seem better.
    For all you fans of vintage boxing there is loads of good stuff on youtube.
    A couple of my favourites:-

    Johnson vs Ketchel+ Jeffreys
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJvMC0Sxfg0

    Dempsey vs Willard (brutal)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFHAFNTjcSE

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockster View Post
    I like vintage boxing because the stories seem better.
    For all you fans of vintage boxing there is loads of good stuff on youtube.
    A couple of my favourites:-

    Johnson vs Ketchel+ Jeffreys
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJvMC0Sxfg0

    Dempsey vs Willard (brutal)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFHAFNTjcSE

    that johnson vs ketchel was quite funny... the middle weight put him on his ass for few seconds then got his teeth knocked out lmfao! classic
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    dempsey was awesome in that fight, although the refereeing was a bit suspect in those days

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    Marciano was said to have had the hardest work/training ethic in all sports history...the guy walked 7 miles per night just as a cool down and hit 300lb bags like they were full of straw...

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    i believe he had the hardest work ethics and that's what kept him unbeaten.
    he held the desire until his last fight, had a great neck and his cardio was unreal!!
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