View Full Version : 1952 Jersey Joe Walcott vs 1956/1957 Floyd Patterson


Southpaw16BF
04-03-2010, 11:00 AM
Who wins and how. 15 Rounds...........

Sugarj
04-03-2010, 07:24 PM
Great question, two terrific boxers. Fantastic matchup. Prime for prime similar size, similar KO power.

Both had speedy hands but Patterson had the edge, however I'd say that Walcott had the better defense......more slippery. Both were great technicians. To be honest both were a little vulnerable around the chin too.

Walcott was a faster starter though, Patterson often started slow. In a three fight series I'd favour Joe to win the first fight by KO in the first half of the fight. You would have to give Patterson a great chance in a rematch though, the guy was so fast and his left hook was lethal.

Sugarj
04-03-2010, 07:30 PM
Dup, computer crash!

One more round
04-03-2010, 08:03 PM
Both fast guys with power and dodgy chins, with Walcott being a better technician with better D, Patterson a little more offensive.

I'd say Walcott by KO, catches Floyd coming in with a counter.

EzzardFan
04-03-2010, 08:05 PM
Look at what Floyd did to Archie Moore. I suspect that this might go the same way. The 1947 version of Walcott that almost KO'd Louis would stand a much better chance of taking him.

Sugarj
04-03-2010, 08:16 PM
Agreed Ezzard, I didn't really look at the years quoted in the title. But yes 1947 Walcott was probably prime.