Originally Posted by Asian Sensation
LOL No, Patterson didn't duck Marciano. Patterson was still competing as a light-heavyweight in 1955 when Marciano retired. It is true though that Marciano resisted an offer to return from retirement after Patterson won the title. That doesn't constitute ducking.
I think you misunderstood my question...I asked if anybody felt Marciano ducked Patterson, not the other way around. Why would a contender duck a champion? That wouldn't make any sense.