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Old 11-09-2012, 05:04 PM
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Nice comments guys.

Most of you know that I rate Floyd Patterson as one of the finest technicians who ever laced gloves on. He had some of the fastest hands to ever grace the sport, arguably a faster left than Ali!

Two things hurt his legacy and the way he is viewed by the casual observer:

Poor punch resistance.

Too small to be truely competitive with the larger heavyweight legends of the ring.


He really was a cruiserweight and he'd have a real chance of beating just about every cruiserweight who has ever lived. Evander Holyfield might be the only one who'd have a good chance.

Granted, some of the heavier handed smaller heavyweights such as Jack Dempsey and Rocky Marciano might well exploit his punch resistance, but I think they'd be outboxed early on.
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