Love the Rock. You can't ask for a fighter to do much more than he did. He beat everything available in the division at the time. The quality of heavyweight during his reign was on the low side, but the man took all challengers around his weight. At 185-190lbs standing 5'10, he wasn't a big heavy. He wasn't fast handed. He wasn't light on his feet.
Most of his wins lack flash and their are only a handful of recordings, but there are some of the most spectacular happenings ever recorded in his greatest challenges. His finish of Walcott in their first fight is nothing short of legend. Down on all cards going into the 13th round, Rocky cornered Walcott and landed a perfect, short counter right had that seperated Walcott from his consciousness. In the 7th round of his rematch with Charles, Rocky's nose was split up the middle from a Charles uppercut. Needing a finish the next round to avoid a stoppage loss, Rock unloads a barrage of haymakers one after another in which Charles cannot survive. Charles that lasted 15 rounds with him in their 1st encounter.
Rock was an unrelenting tornado of bad intention punches. His timing was awkward, yet remarkably effective. Whatever boxing prowless that Rock had (which there was some), is usually lost in his unconventional nature. Tough as nails, head like a block of stone, gas tank of the best welters at the time.
I absolutely love the story. A guy late to the sport, undersized and lacking talent, can will his way to arguably one of the top 10 heavyweight careers ever.
There's nothing in the rule book that says you can't play drunk.
Last edited by Hester65; 08-19-2014 at 09:05 AM.