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Post subject: ROCKY MARCIANO TRIBUTE  PostPosted: Aug 26, 2007 - 04:28 PM



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ROCKY MARCIANO "THE BROCKTON BLOCKBUSTER"

This week I salute former heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano and pay tribute to this great fighter and great man. Unfortunately, on August 31st, 1969 Marciano died in a tragic plane crash in Iowa a few weeks after his filmed 1969 computer fight with Muhammad Ali. Marciano was the winner of Woroner's 1967 All Time HW Radio Tourney using an NCR 315 computer. Rocky then defeated Muhammad Ali in Woroner's 1969 computer Super Fight using the NCR 315 computer.

Rocky Marciano Lives on in Data Boxing 6.0 - This project is a tribute to Rocky Marciano. He was a great champion in and out of the ring. In the virtual world of Data Boxing 6.0, I will stage recreations of
some of Marciano's actual bouts as well as some "what if" bouts. Today I staged a bout to answer the hypothetical "What if Rocky were fighting in today's fight arena?" This was a Sunday afternoon classic between Marciano and the 6' 1" current WBA champ Ruslan Chagaev, who recently won the title by defeating the 7-foot giant Nikolay Valuev. I invoked the HW subclasses option (-2) for Marciano to account for the weight difference between Marciano (184) and Chagaev (236). The following is the text file extract of the bout narrative from the Data Boxing detail file. Please note that this is the briefer narration option. Also, the Data Boxing action screen has adjustable levels of detail, speed and text and is color-coded for the fighters, the knockdown counts are actually counted down on the DB action screen and the figures are aligned much better than what you see on this on-line forum. Note: The color analyst option was activated for this fight whose opinion does not always agree with the judges' cards. See the following link for a screen shot of the Data Boxing action screen with a matchup between Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali:

http://www.tabletop-sports.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&p=3164#3164

Marciano vs. Chagaev Computer Fight - The DATA BOXING 6.0 Detail File reports....


08-26-2007 13:30:28
[The announcer:]
Ladies and gentlemen ...
For the title of WBA Heavyweight Champion ...
Fighting out of the 'red' corner,
weighing in at 184 pounds,
the former champion,
"The Brockton Blockbuster," Rocky Marciano
... and his opponent, fighting out of the 'blue' corner,
weighing in at 236 pounds,
the champion,
Ruslan 'White Tyson' Chagaev
in fifteen rounds of boxing.

[The broadcaster:]

~~~ FIRST ROUND ~~~
Rocky connects with a right and a left hand to the head and body!!
The ex-champ again lands a right hand to the head!
Chagaev moves in.
Chagaev lands a left hand to the head!
Marciano makes contact with a right to Chagaev's head!
Round, perhaps, to Marciano.
Our analyst scored that round for Marciano by 10-9.

~~~ SECOND ROUND ~~~
Marciano makes contact with a right glove to the head!
Chagaev scores with a left and a right and a left to the head and body!!!
Chagaev again connects with a left and a right hand to the head and body!!
Chagaev yet again lands a left hand to Marciano's head!
A good round for Chagaev.
Our analyst scored that round for Chagaev by 10-9.
He has it 19-19 overall.

~~~ THIRD ROUND ~~~
Marciano makes contact with a right to Chagaev's head!
Marciano lands a right to Chagaev's head!
Edge, perhaps, to Marciano.
Our analyst scored that round for Marciano by 10-9.
For the fight, he has it 29-28 for Marciano.
Rocky Marciano -- Ruslan Chagaev
1 10-9 3 10-9
2 9-10

Rounds: 2 - 1 Points: 29 - 28

~~~ FOURTH ROUND ~~~
Rocky connects with a right hand and a left to the head and body!!
Again Marciano connects with a right and a left hand to the head and body!!
Marciano moves in.
A good round for Marciano.
Our analyst scored that round for Marciano by 10-9.
For the fight, he has it 39-37 for Marciano.
Rocky Marciano -- Ruslan Chagaev
1 10-9 3 10-9
2 9-10 4 10-9

Rounds: 3 - 1 Points: 39 - 37

~~~ FIFTH ROUND ~~~
The champion lands a left hand to the head!
Chagaev again lands a left to the head!
Chagaev yet again connects with a left and a right to the head and body!!
Chagaev lands a left hand to the head!
Chagaev connects with a left hand and a right to the head and body!!
Great round for Chagaev.
Our analyst scored that round for Chagaev by 10-9.
For the fight, he has it 48-47 for Marciano.
Rocky Marciano -- Ruslan Chagaev
1 10-9 4 10-9
2 9-10 5 9-10
3 10-9

Rounds: 3 - 2 Points: 48 - 47

~~~ SIXTH ROUND ~~~
Marciano lands a right glove to the head!
Strong right by Chagaev ...
Marciano hits the canvas!
Marciano was knocked into the ropes and falls.
He's up at seven.
There's been a clash of heads ...
Foul by Chagaev ...
The referee issues a warning ...
Chagaev with a head butt.
Foul by Marciano ...
The referee issues a warning ...
Marciano with a rabbit punch.
Round, perhaps, to Chagaev.
Our analyst scored that round for Chagaev by 10-8.
For the fight, he has it 57-56 for Chagaev.
Rocky Marciano -- Ruslan Chagaev
1 10-9 4 10-9
2 9-10 5 9-10
3 10-9 6 8-10

Rounds: 3 - 3 Points: 56 - 57

~~~ SEVENTH ROUND ~~~
Marciano lands a right hand to the nose!
Again Marciano lands a right glove to the head!
Hard right by Marciano ...
Down goes Chagaev!
Chagaev falls after bouncing off the ropes.
It's over!
Rocky Marciano knocks out Ruslan Chagaev
... at 1:55 of Round 7
Let's go to the ring announcer.
---
[The announcer:]

Ladies and gentlemen: your attention please.
The winner in round seven by a knock-out,
and ... ONCE AGAIN ...
... WBA Heavyweight Champion:
"The Brockton Blockbuster," Rocky Marciano!

COMMENT:
If Rocky Marciano were fighting in today's fight arena, I have no doubt in my mind that he would be the heavyweight champion of the world.

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Post subject: Rocky Marciano vs. Max Baer  PostPosted: Aug 28, 2007 - 11:17 PM



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ROCKY MARCIANO VS. MAX BAER

Here is one of my favorite fights that I staged in the virtual world of Data Boxing in August of 2006 and watched with my dad, who is a Marciano fan. It was very entertaining as we watched the action screen describe Marciano and Baer in an all-out brawl. Marciano was cut and knocked down by the hard punching Baer but he just would not quit in an action-packed fight where Marciano eventually prevailed. Baer and Marciano were represented with their peak ratings.

Let's look at some excerpts of the narration from this computer-simulated fight (please note that the following narratives I have posted on this forum are text file extracts). Virtually anything that has happened in boxing can happen in Data Boxing. For example, although I set this fight for 12 rounds, in Data Boxing 6.0 you have the option of scheduling up to 75 rounds. (Note: the color analyst option was not activated for this fight).

Let's go to the introduction of the fighters and then the 5th round of the fight...

[The announcer:]
Ladies and gentlemen ...
Heavyweight boxing.
Fighting out of the 'red' corner,
weighing in at 214 pounds,
"The Livermore Larruper," Max Baer
... and his opponent, fighting out of the 'blue' corner,
weighing in at 184 pounds,
"The Brockton Blockbuster," Rocky Marciano
in twelve rounds of boxing.

[The broadcaster:]

FIFTH ROUND
Marciano lands a right glove to the head!
Rocky again lands a right hand to the head!
Marciano misses with a hard right to the head.
Strong right by Marciano ...
... Baer is down!
Baer's glove touched the canvas and it was ruled a knockdown.
... gets up quickly.
... Baer takes the mandatory eight-count
Marciano hurt him with a right!
Marciano no luck with a left to the body.
Baer connects with a right and a left hand to the head and body!!
Baer waiting.
Baer no luck with a left to the body.
Rocky Marciano no luck with a right to the head.
Baer lands a right to Marciano's head!
Baer no luck with a right to the body.
Marciano with a left to the body.
Here's Baer, a right to the body in vain.
Marciano, a right to the body for nothing.
There's the bell, ending round five!


Here is an excerpt from round 7 when Baer scored a knockdown...

SEVENTH ROUND
Marciano with a right to the body.
Baer with a right to the body.
Marciano with a left to the head.
Baer with a right to the body.
Now Marciano lands a right hand to Baer's head!
Marciano missing with a right to the head.
Strong left by Baer ...
Down goes Marciano!
Marciano falling forward and down.
He's up at six....


Let's pick up the action with an excerpt from the 8th round...

EIGHTH ROUND
Marciano with a right to the head.
Baer moves in.
Foul by Baer ...
The referee issues a warning ...
Baer with a rabbit punch.
Marciano lands a right glove to Baer's jaw!
Marciano moving back.
Marciano again lands a right hand to Baer's head!
Rocky yet again scores with a right-left-left to the head and body!!!
Here Marciano comes up short with a left to the head.
Max Baer with a right to the head.
Baer takes a right glove to the head!
Marciano again connects with a right hand and a left to the head and body!!
Marciano with a left to the head.
Here Baer is short with a right to the body.
Marciano with a right to the head.
Baer lands a right to the jaw!
Baer feinting.
Baer moves in....


Here are rounds 10 and 11...

TENTH ROUND
Marciano, a left to the head in vain.
A slashing right to the face by Baer.
Marciano appears to be cut.
The cut is on the right eyelid.
Max tallies with a right, a left and a left to the head and body!!!
Baer with a right to the body.
Marciano missing with a left to the body.
Baer, a right to the head to no avail.
Foul by Marciano ...
The referee issues a warning ...
Marciano with a shoulder butt.
Foul by Baer ...
The referee issues a warning ...
Baer with a rather low hit.
Marciano with a right to the body.
Baer with a left to the head.
Baer takes a right glove to the head!
Marciano, a left to the head in vain.
Baer trying a jab.
Baer, a right to the head for nothing.
The bell.

ELEVENTH ROUND
Marciano connects with a right and a left to the head and body!!
Marciano with a left to the body.
Baer no luck with a right to the body.
Marciano no luck with a right to the body.
Baer lands a right to the head!
Baer with a right to the body.
Marciano lands a right to Baer's jaw!
Marciano with a left to the body.
Baer with a right to the head.
Foul by Marciano ...
The referee issues a warning ...
Marciano with a rabbit punch.
Baer with a right to the head.
Rocky lands a right glove to Baer's head!
Marciano missing with a left to the body.
Baer with a right to the head.
Marciano connects with a right and a left to the head and body!!
Here Marciano comes up short with a left to the body.
Baer missing with a right to the head.
Marciano with a left to the body.
Max Baer missing with a left to the body.
Here Rocky Marciano comes up short with a right to the body.
Baer moves in.
Baer with a right to the head.
Marciano with a right to the head.
Baer missing with a left to the head.
Rocky Marciano, a right to the head in vain.
Heavy combination by Baer...
... a standing eight-count for Marciano.
Baer rocked him with a right glove!
Baer with a left to the body.
Marciano, a right to the head to no avail.
Baer with a left to the body.
Marciano scores with a right and a left and a left to the head and body!!!
Marciano missing with a right to the head.
End of round eleven.


Let's take a look at some hightlights of the last round..

TWELFTH AND FINAL ROUND
Heavy left to the head by Marciano...
... a standing eight-count for Baer....

Again Marciano hits a right and a left hand to the head and body!!

Baer clinches.
Marciano can't get free ...
The referee has to separate them...

Baer makes contact with a right to Marciano's head!...

Baer takes a right hand to the head!
There's the bell, ending the fight!
Let's go to the ring announcer.
---
[The announcer:]

Ladies and gentlemen, I have the decision of the scorers.
We have a unanimous decision.
The senior judge scores it 116 points to 111.
The associate judge scores it 116 points to 112.
The referee scores it 116 points to 110.
... for the winner,
"The Brockton Blockbuster," Rocky Marciano!
---
It's Marciano.


ENDNOTE: One Data Boxing result is not considered definitive for Marciano-Baer. A series of bouts would need to be analyzed before making a judgment. Don Mankowski, Data Boxing 6.0 programmer/analyst, discusses the analysis of Data Boxing results at the Delphi Table Top Sports thread...

http://forums.delphiforums.com/tabletopsports/messages?msg=10442.4

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Post subject: Rocky Marciano vs. Ken Norton  PostPosted: Aug 29, 2007 - 11:37 PM



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Using Data Boxing, last June I staged a computer-simulated bout between Rocky Marciano and Ken Norton. It was a great fight. The results and write-up are posted at another TTS forum...

http://www.tabletop-sports.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&p=5095#5095

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Post subject: Rocky Marciano vs. Earnie Shavers  PostPosted: Aug 30, 2007 - 07:41 PM



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Rocky Marciano vs. Earnie Shavers

I staged a computer-simulated "dream fight" across eras using Data Boxing 6.0 in a matchup between 1970s heavyweight Earnie Shavers and 1950s undefeated heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano. Marciano and Shavers are two of the greatest punchers of all time. In Data Boxing, we'll find out who had the biggest punch.

DATA BOXING Computer-Simulated Fight: The scoring system used was the 5 point must system, the scoring used in the 1950s. Marciano floored Shavers in the 2nd round and Shavers was up at the count of 5. Marciano dominated the fight until the 8th round when Shavers landed a big punch that floored Marciano and Rocky was up at the count of 4. Shavers then floored Marciano a second time in round 8 but Marciano was up quickly. By the 10th round Shavers appeared fatigued and Marciano won 4 out of the last 5 rounds and a unanimous decision over Shavers.

The DBLINE file reports...

P = points; J = judge cards; R = rounds; N = knockdowns; C&I = cut&injury + = 1/2; ' = 1/3; " = 2/3

Rocky Marciano Wu15 Earnie Shavers P59/34+ J67"/62 R9'/5" N1/2 C&I1/0

Comment: As illustrated in this computer fight by picking himself up off the canvas twice and going on to win, "The Rock" had heart without a doubt. Marciano believed in himself and his determination, persistence, hard work and sacrifice made him one of the greatest heavyweight champs ever.

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Post subject: 1951 Marciano fight on TV  PostPosted: Aug 31, 2007 - 06:33 PM



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The 1951 Marciano vs. Layne fight will be on EPSN Classic Saturday at 7 a.m. ET

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Post subject: Marciano vs. Layne on TV  PostPosted: Sep 01, 2007 - 08:14 AM



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I watched the 1951 Marciano-Layne bout this morning on ESPN Classic. Wow! That fight was a great illustration of Marciano’s ability to get inside and take care of business with a non-stop attack!

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Post subject: Remembering Rocky Marciano 38 years later...  PostPosted: Sep 01, 2007 - 08:45 AM



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Remembering Rocky Marciano 38 years later after he died in a plane crash. Today would have been Rocky’s 84th birthday. I am providing a link to a great site about Rocky Marciano…

http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Arena/1047/Rock.html

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Post subject: Marciano vs. Louis on TV  PostPosted: Sep 04, 2007 - 09:33 PM



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The 1951 Marciano vs. Louis fight will be on EPSN Classic Friday at 11:30 p.m. CT.

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Post subject: DATA BOXING: Marciano vs. Louis  PostPosted: Sep 04, 2007 - 09:59 PM



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I staged a multiple game computer heavyweight tournament using Data Boxing 6.0, Legends of Boxing for Windows and Title Bout II. In the virtual world of Data Boxing, Marciano beat Louis in the tournament final. It was a war! The DBLINE file reported...

P = points; J = judge cards; R = judge rounds; N = knockdowns; C = cuts; I = injury; F = fouls

Rocky Marciano Wm15 Joe Louis P62.5/58.5 J142/141 142/142 144/139
R8/7 8/7 10/5 N2/1 C0/2 I0/0 F0/0


Details of the tournament, including excerpts of the fight narrative from the Louis-Maricano final are at the All Time Heavyweights Delphi forum...

http://forums.delphiforums.com/drdatabox/messages?msg=32.1

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Post subject: Dream Bout: Rocky Marciano vs. Sonny Liston  PostPosted: Sep 06, 2007 - 09:09 PM



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ROCKY MARCIANO VS. SONNY LISTON

Using Data Boxing 6.0, I staged 3 100 bout series between Rocky Marciano and Sonny Liston. The results and write-up are at another TTS thread...

http://www.tabletop-sports.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&p=4372#4372

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Data Boxing 6.0

ROCKY MARCIANO vs. TONY GALENTO

I put together a Data Boxing computerized fight between Rocky Marciano and Tony Galento over 15 rounds using the 5 point must scoring system. It was a rough and tumble brawl with Marciano flooring Galento twice before hitting the canvas himself in the 8th when Galento caught him with a strong left. However, Marciano prevailed with an 11th round knockout victory over "Two Ton" Tony.

For a synopsis of the computer fight, the DBLINE file reports...

P = points; J = judge cards; R = judge rounds; N = knockdowns; C = cuts; I = injury; F = fouls

Rocky Marciano KO11 Tony Galento P45/33.5 J46/42 47/42 48/40
R6/3 6/3 8/2 N2/1 C1/2 I 0/1 F2/0


In a rematch, Galento was unable to answer the bell for the 9th round. Let's look at an excerpt of the fight narrative for that bout....

~~~ EIGHTH ROUND ~~~
Marciano in the northwest corner to our far left;
Galento out of the southeast corner to our near right.
Marciano lands a right glove to the jaw!
Marciano with a right to the head.
Galento, a right to the head for nothing.
Marciano with a right to the head.
Galento connects with a left and a right hand to the head and body!!
Galento with a right to the body.
Marciano with a right to the head.
Galento missing with a right to the body.
Rocky Marciano with a left to the head.
Galento with a left to the head.
Marciano hits a right and a left to the head and body!!
Marciano, a right to the body to no avail.
Tony Galento with a right to the head.
Here Marciano is short with a right to the head.
Galento misses with a hard right to the body.
Tony Galento, a right to the head for nothing.
Marciano lands a right to Galento's chin!
A punishing left by Marciano.
Foul by Marciano ...
The referee issues a warning ...
Marciano with an elbow.
Galento appears to be injured.
Galento has a nose bleed.
Strong left by Galento ...
... shrugged off by Marciano.
Galento connects with a left and a right to the head and body!!
Galento lunges.
Galento with a left to the body.
Rocky pounds a right-left-left-left to the head and body!!!!

Marciano trying a jab.
Marciano again connects with a right and a left hand to the head and body!!
Galento trying to hang on.
There's the bell, ending round eight!
Great round for Marciano.
Our analyst scored that round for Marciano by 5-4.
He has it 36-36 overall.

~~~ NINTH ROUND ~~~
Galento has not come out of his corner.
Let's go to the ring announcer.
---
[The announcer:]

Ladies and gentlemen: your attention please.
The winner in round nine by technical knock-out,
"The Brockton Blockbuster," Rocky Marciano!


For a synopsis of the bout, the DBLINE file reports...

P = points; J = judge cards; R = judge rounds; N = knockdowns; C = cuts; I = injury; F = fouls

Rocky Marciano TKO9 Tony Galento P36.5/39 J34/34 36/34 35/33 R5/3 5/3 5/3 N0/2 C1/1 I1/1 F1/0

Please note that the above narration is a text file extract. The readout on the action screen is color-coded for the fighters with adjustable levels of detail, text and speed and the knockdowns are counted down on the screen. The action screen has a graphic and scoreboard representation for scoring and more.

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Post subject: Marciano-Valuev "Will vs. Size"  PostPosted: Sep 18, 2007 - 09:31 PM



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Rocky Marciano vs. Nikolay Valuev

"Will vs. Size"

In the Rocky Balboa movie, Rocky was motivated to make a comeback after a computer-simulated fight between himself and the current champ was broadcast on TV. Rocky's comeback fight was billed as a "Will vs. Skill" matchup between 1970s retro boxer Rocky and the current champ Mason Dixon. The filmed 1969 computerized fight between Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali, which was entitled "The Super Fight" and shown in theaters in 1970 was subject in the Rocky Balboa movie as well. In the virtual world of Data Boxing, I staged a "Will vs. Size" matchup between the former undisputed and undefeated champ Rocky Marciano and former WBA champ and current boxing behemoth, Nikolay Valuev, who came close to breaking Marciano's 49-0 record before losing a close decision last April 14th to the 6' 1" Ruslan Chagaev.

DATA BOXING 100 BOUT SERIES: I staged a 100 bout series in 15 round computer fights between “The Brockton Blockbuster“ and “The Beast from the East.“ Rocky fought some big guys during his era, but none as big as the 7’ Valuev. The biggest heavyweight Rocky fought was the 6’ 4” 254 Jerry Jackson, who Marciano kayoed in round 1 way back in 1948. Marciano’s record also includes wins over 6’ 5” Patrick Conelly (KO 1), 6’ 3” Big Bill Wilson (TKO 1) and 6’ 4” Carman Vingo (KO 6). I enabled the HW subclasses to utilize Valuev‘s size and Rocky still won the computer-simulated fight series 69-27 with 4 draws…

Marciano-Valuev 69-27-4; 24-9KOs, 1-12TKOs

P.S. Don Mankowski, Data Boxing 6.0 programmer/analyst, discusses the analysis of Data Boxing results at a Delphi site...

http://forums.delphiforums.com/tabletopsports/messages?msg=10442.4

P.P.S. For more information and details on the aforementioned Marciano-Ali computer fight, I am providing the following link to an article at wikipedia...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Super_Fight

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Post subject: 1955 Computer Heavyweight Tournament  PostPosted: Sep 21, 2007 - 09:57 PM



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1955 COMPUTER HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

The fascinating Data Boxing game can be likened to a time travel machine. One of my favorite movie series (besides the Rocky series) is the Back to the Future trilogy. In the Back to the Future movie, Dr. Brown invented time travel. In the gaming world, university professor Dr. Julian Compton created Data Boxing, a scientific boxing simulation where one can travel in time for intriguing match-ups between boxers from the past and/or present. In the Back to the Future Movie, Marty tracks down the Dr. Brown of thirty years ago and explains that he is from the future. In Data Boxing, nearly thirty years after the Data Boxing table game was created, Cape Canaveral programmer Don Mankowski tracked down Dr. Compton to bring Data Boxing back in the computer version. The first Back to the Future movie traveled Back in Time (as Huey Lewis sang) to 1955, so I traveled Back in Time to 1955 for a heavyweight tournament in the virtual world of Data Boxing 6.0. The computer version of Data Boxing has an impressive array of cool features - two of which I utilized in the 1955 tournament as follows: 1) I used the Card feature in Data Boxing to select 8 boxers for the tournament; and 2) I used the foregoing Card to run a single elimination tournament in fast mode. All boxers were represented with their peak ratings except Ezzard Charles, who was represented with his past prime ratings. In the final, "Mr. Sandman" paid a visit to Floyd Patterson as Rocky Marciano kayoed Patterson in the 5th round. Here is the Data Boxing summary file report of the tournament...

Rocky Marciano W u 15 Ezzard Charles !PP
Floyd Patterson W KO 11 Don Cockell
Tommy Jackson W KO 3 Archie Moore
Bob Satterfield W u 15 Nino Valdes
Semifinals
Rocky Marciano W TKO 2 Bob Satterfield
Floyd Patterson W TKO 3 Tommy Jackson
Final
Rocky Marciano W KO 5 Floyd Patterson

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Post subject: Re: Rocky Marciano vs. Earnie Shavers  PostPosted: Sep 23, 2007 - 06:23 PM



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Rocky Marciano vs. Earnie Shavers

I staged a computer-simulated "dream fight" across eras using Data Boxing 6.0 in a matchup between 1970s heavyweight Earnie Shavers and 1950s undefeated heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano. Marciano and Shavers are two of the greatest punchers of all time. In Data Boxing, we'll find out who had the biggest punch.

DATA BOXING Computer-Simulated Fight: The scoring system used was the 5 point must system, the scoring used in the 1950s. Marciano floored Shavers in the 2nd round and Shavers was up at the count of 5. Marciano dominated the fight until the 8th round when Shavers landed a big punch that floored Marciano and Rocky was up at the count of 4. Shavers then floored Marciano a second time in round 8 but Marciano was up quickly. By the 10th round Shavers appeared fatigued and Marciano won 4 out of the last 5 rounds and a unanimous decision over Shavers.

The DBLINE file reports...

P = points; J = judge cards; R = rounds; N = knockdowns; C&I = cut&injury + = 1/2; ' = 1/3; " = 2/3

Rocky Marciano Wu15 Earnie Shavers P59/34+ J67"/62 R9'/5" N1/2 C&I1/0

Comment: As illustrated in this computer fight by picking himself up off the canvas twice and going on to win, "The Rock" had heart without a doubt. Marciano believed in himself and his determination, persistence, hard work and sacrifice made him one of the greatest heavyweight champs ever.


MARCIANO VS SHAVERS - 100 BOUT SERIES USING DATA BOXING 6.0

In Data Boxing, one bout does not tell the whole story. I ran a 100 bout series test between Marciano and Shavers over 15 rounds and set the series to terminate early if a significant result was achieved at the 2% level. Rocky won! Indeed, this was a slugfest! 71% of the computer-simulated fights ended early by KO/TKO. Marciano got caught cold by Shavers 3 times in 1st round losses. Marciano kayoed Shavers 6 times between rounds 6-10 and TKO'd Shavers 4 times in rounds 11-15. The results indicate that although Marciano would probably beat Shavers, Marciano would have to be careful. Shavers was dangerous (particulary in the early rounds) and always had the puncher's chance with the big hard punch.

Marciano-Shavers 21-7-0; 18-5KOs, 2-5TKOs

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Post subject: Rocky Marciano Article  PostPosted: Nov 07, 2007 - 10:16 PM



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Rocky Marciano..."The Hardest One-Punch Slugger" by Tracy Callis

I am providing a link to an article about Rocky Marciano entitled Rocky Marciano..."The Hardest One-Punch Slugger" by Tracy Callis which appeared in WAIL! The CyberBoxingZone Journal October 2000 issue...

http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/boxing/wail1000_tracy.htm

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