Before UFC was just a glimmer in Dana White’s eye, heck, before Dana White was a glimmer in his Mama’s eye (no disrespect, Dana), boxing was king. Muhammad Ali was the self-proclaimed “Greatest” of all time. As a lot of people people would agree with him, my Grandpa sure wouldn’t. Grandpa was a firm believer that Rocky Marciano would have wiped the floor with “That loudmouthed Cassius Clay”.
We now have the technology to show who could win a fight. We all saw an example of this in “Rocky Balboa” when Rocky was in a computer generated match against Mason “The Line” Dixon. It does really exist, and the program does calculate fighting style, strength, and endurance, it doesn’t account for heart, which is a big factor in fighting.
Marciano’s record was 49-0 with 43 knockouts; Ali’s was 56-5 with 37 knockouts. Ali carried a huge height and weight advantage (6’3”, 215 lbs.) over Marciano (5’11”, 178-192 lbs). Some will argue that boxing was more advanced when Ali fought, making his opponents more difficult to overtake. Some will say Marciano had a heart that wouldn’t allow 3 fighters at once to beat him. Truth be told, unless there is boxing in Heaven (which I really hope there is), we will never know. Something tells me that if there is, my Grandpa is sitting in Marciano’s locker room right now, taping his gloves up, and waiting for Ali to get to there.
Enough about my Grandpa’s dream fight.
What is my dream fight?
I really don’t know.
Currently, in the boxing ring, I’d love to see Manny Pacquiao end Floyd Mayweather’s perfect record, but that’s not my dream fight. In MMA, I’m really hoping the Chael Sonnen vs. Anderson Silva rematch happens, or a Jon Jones vs Anderson Silva meet would be amazing if one would switch up weight classes. I honestly can’t tell you who (in history) I’d like to see fight, and feel comfortable about my answer.
So, what would be a fight you’d like to see? Boxing, MMA, Wrestling, doesn’t matter. I’ll even take “non-fighter” fights (i.e. Winston Churchill vs. Mark Twain). Just give me a fight that you’d like to see.
Post your answer below and I’ll pick a random winner. The winner will receive a t-shirt or onesie of their choosing from babyfightgear.com for their favorite little fighter, courtesy of your favorite MMA Blogger (that’s me, smarty-pants), as well as a signed letter of thanks for participating (who knows, it could be worth something one day).
I’m really excited to see your answers!!!