View Full Version : Floyd Patterson as a middle weight


luv4boxing84
03-03-2010, 10:58 AM
How good do you think Patterson would have been if he would have stayed middle weight? Best of all time? Top 5?

I would put him right up there with Ray Robinson

sonnyboyx2
03-03-2010, 11:09 AM
i agree.. Patterson was a fantastic boxer

luv4boxing84
03-03-2010, 11:41 AM
i agree.. Patterson was a fantastic boxer

His big weakness was his chin. I think he wouldn't have had that problem against fighters his size. Plus his power would have been even better at middle weight. Great fighter for sure

The Iron Man
03-03-2010, 11:44 AM
Patterson was 17 when he won gold as a middleweight, i see him being a comfortable light heavyweight for his professional bouts.

sonnyboyx2
03-03-2010, 11:55 AM
His big weakness was his chin. I think he wouldn't have had that problem against fighters his size. Plus his power would have been even better at middle weight. Great fighter for sure

nothing much wrong with Pattersons chin, i cannot think of a single fighter who`s chin would have stood those punches from a prime Liston

boxingbuff
03-03-2010, 05:41 PM
Patterson had a much better amateur career than Muhammad Ali,and almost any fighter in history.

He was supposed to be an all-time great looking at his amateur career.He had very high expectations.

He would have been one of the greatest p4p fighters at middleweight or light heavyweight.

Jim Jeffries
03-03-2010, 07:36 PM
He never could've stayed at MW his whole career.

I look at Patterson kinda like Bob Foster. Great at LHW, not so much at HW.