365 Day Challenge Day 294: Rocky Marciano v Roland La Starza II

The first fight is probably the most controversial of Ricky's career.

It baffles me actually when people today are adamant it was a robbery, as far as I know there's no footage available so we can't be confident in any claims.

At best we can say that people were undecided as to who the deserved winner was.

This fight left no doubt.
 
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1. Marciano
2. LaStarza
3. LaStarza
4. LaStarza
5. Marciano
6. LaStarza (due to fouling)
7. Marciano
8. Marciano
9. Marciano
10. Marciano
11. Marciano KO

Good fight, goes the way of most Marciano fights, he gets outboxed for a few rounds then his relentlessness catches up with the opponent, he takes control until they have no energy left then he stops them.

As I say in every Marciano fight that comes up, hes underrated these days.
 

Davie

**2020 OTH Poster of the Year**
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1. 9-10 La Starza
2. 9-10 La Starza
3. 9-10 La Starza
4. 9-10 La Starza
5. 10-9 Marciano
6. 10-9 Marciano
7. 10-9 Marciano
8. 10-9 Marciano
9. 10-9 Marciano
10. 10-9 Marciano
11. Marciano KO

Much as Chatty points out a fight where a boxer is able to fend off Rocky but those tactics can be effective on fresh legs and with sharp reflexes.

Right from the off Rocky moving in behind the croutch, trying to pounce but La Starza had the quickness of thought and hand to catch him, counter him and put nice fast punches together in combination.

These things become harder as the fight wear on, Rocky backs you up and hunts you down. His style wears a fighter down but his stamina means he can keep on banging away.
The combination of workrate, good engine, durability, strength and eventually power (and persistent fouling) must be a horrible combination to face even if you have the edge on skill, speed and technique

Rocky takes over and it's not the one punch power that does it, La Starza is tough as nails and take huge shots for a good few rounds. Even when he about gets pummeled right through the ropes at the end he gets up and forces the ref to stop it.

It felt like there were entire rounds where Rocky threw nothing but the over hand right followed by the left hook to the body
 
1. 9-10 La Starza
2. 9-10 La Starza
3. 9-10 La Starza
4. 9-10 La Starza
5. 10-9 Marciano
6. 10-9 Marciano
7. 10-9 Marciano
8. 10-9 Marciano
9. 10-9 Marciano
10. 10-9 Marciano
11. Marciano KO

Much as Chatty points out a fight where a boxer is able to fend off Rocky but those tactics can be effective on fresh legs and with sharp reflexes.

Right from the off Rocky moving in behind the croutch, trying to pounce but La Starza had the quickness of thought and hand to catch him, counter him and put nice fast punches together in combination.

These things become harder as the fight wear on, Rocky backs you up and hunts you down. His style wears a fighter down but his stamina means he can keep on banging away.
The combination of workrate, good engine, durability, strength and eventually power (and persistent fouling) must be a horrible combination to face even if you have the edge on skill, speed and technique

Rocky takes over and it's not the one punch power that does it, La Starza is tough as nails and take huge shots for a good few rounds. Even when he about gets pummeled right through the ropes at the end he gets up and forces the ref to stop it.

It felt like there were entire rounds where Rocky threw nothing but the over hand right followed by the left hook to the body
On the spot šŸ˜
 
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