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Originally Posted by kswizzy99
He beat a prime Patterson(twice). That alone is more of an accomplishment than marciano's best win. Marciano has 0 wins over prime great fighters.
With all due respect, you can't blame a fighter for the era he fought in. Marciano did what he had to do.
And Patterson was obviously overmatched, suffering two first round blow outs. I would say his previous loss to Ingo doesn't help your argument much either.
Fact is, both Marciano and Liston were dominant during their particular period and both deserve to be considered amongst the greatest heavies.
I will concede that many fans overblow Rocky's 49-0(44) and underrate Sonny because of his two losses to Ali.