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Originally Posted by hhascup
The only named fighter Rocky knocked out in the 1st round was Jersey Joe Walcott and Walcott was 39 at the time. Tyson knocked out Marvis Frazier
, Michael Spinks
, Carl Williams
, Henry Tillman
, Alex Stewart
, Bruce Seldon
, Lou Savarese
and Clifford Etienne all in the 1st round.
(Note I was with Michael Spinks tonight at the COMBATT dinner in Newark, N.J.)
As far as Patterson goes, he was 1st rated in the top 10 in the World in August 1953, and that was in the Light Heavyweight Division, he was never rated as a Middleweight. When Rocky retired in 1956, Patterson was the #1 Light Heavyweight contender in the World.
Henry, just curious if you and Ray know each other. I figure you must have crossed paths being from the tri state area and being involved with the same circles and knowing the same people.