by malcolm booth
My reason for marciano is that he should never even have been champion to start with , so number 1 reason is he over came so many obstacles to become champ , he beat at least 5 amazingly skilled boxers , not with skill but with pure power and endurance, obviously he had to take incredible punishment to get his man down, i think the best fighter he fought at the time was without doubt ezzard charles, he was a very useful light heavy who was also as it happens heavier than marciano at fight time, marciano had to work real hard but did plenty, and in the second fight marciano /charles , the rock was in one of the most horrific fights in history which probably would have been stoped now, the ref gave marciano one more round as rockys nose was split , what did the rock do? knocked him out! Many say that he is under estimated, not that good , so please explain this to me why he won The Ring magazine “Fighter of the Year” in 1952, 1954 and 1955.
The Ring magazine Fight of the Year in 1952, 1953 and 1954.
Was awarded the Boxing Writers of America Edward J. Neil Trophy 1952. And remember that was from all the boxers in every division,
muhamad ali only won fighter of the year once in 1974
never won fight of the year ever
mike tyson never won any of the above
Joe louis is up there with rocky as he won fighter of the year also 3 times and also athlete of the year and the edward j neill trophy, but never won the actual fight of the year , the rock won that title an amazing 3 times also!!