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Old 10-30-2005, 11:44 PM
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They both were master tacticians. Who would come out on top?
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Old 11-01-2005, 02:30 PM
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Both good fighters. Floyd Patterson was faster, but Gene Tunney was the better boxer, he could hit harder and his chin was better.

I see Patterson giving Tunney some difficulties because of his speed, but Tunney would come out on top I believe.

Gene Tunney by UD.
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Old 11-01-2005, 03:29 PM
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not really a fan of both boxers but i think tunney's ring dominance would win him it
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Old 11-01-2005, 04:42 PM
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patterson by ko 7
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Old 11-02-2005, 06:37 PM
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floyd patterson to me is the second fastest heavyweight in boxing history (under ali). he also could hit, watch patterson-johannson II and III and you'll see. he would be too much for tunney.

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Old 01-10-2006, 12:40 PM
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maybe i should have put up a poll?
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To be clear on evey one, Patterson WAS not a ring tactician, He was a slugger, the guy like to brawl. He would not keep foes at bay, by back peddling, He was going up and down like a Jack Rabbit, trying to land that left of his.

He was a lesser version of Dempsey if one wills, and of couse Tyson would used that same style in the 1980's.
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Old 01-10-2006, 02:00 PM
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Tunney thoroughly outboxed a fighter a grade above Patterson in Dempsey. Floyd on the other hand never beat a fighter as good as Tunney and moreover, he did poorly against a fighter with a similar style to Tunney, Ali.

Add in Floyds weaker chin, and Tunney pitches a shutout until the 8th when he dispatches Floyd for good.
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Old 01-10-2006, 02:15 PM
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Tunney thoroughly outboxed a fighter a grade above Patterson in Dempsey. Floyd on the other hand never beat a fighter as good as Tunney and moreover, he did poorly against a fighter with a similar style to Tunney, Ali.

Add in Floyds weaker chin, and Tunney pitches a shutout until the 8th when he dispatches Floyd for good.
yeah, in your dreams. patterson is way stronger than tunney, also IMO is faster, and is a boxer and a tactician, only he uses his power from time to time, but is an excellent boxer. tunney wouldn't be able to stand-up to patterson's punching power and would be disposed of in 6 or 7.
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Old 01-10-2006, 03:00 PM
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YEAH right, Tunney was dropped only 1 time. Tunney also had the power to knock you out with both hands.

And unlike Ali, Tunney knew how to get out of the clichs. And Tunney was able to shut Dempsey out in the clichs(Both matchs)

In essase, like I said, Patterson style wise, was very close to Dempsey's style, bobing and weaving and trying to land that left hook of Patterson's, The thing is, Patterson is NOT Dempsey, and I feel Dempsey had faster hand speed than Patterson(Watch the Carptnera fight when he knocks him out in round 4, fast as light, You can almost NOT see the left hook that ended it)

I think Tunney would finger out how to beat Patterson like he did Dempsey, Keep Patterson back with the jab, and at bay, and pick and wear down Patterson until the later rounds.

I dont know were this Patterson is a MASTER boxer comes from, if you watch his fights with Moore, Ingo, Liston and others, the guy was a slugger. Maybe if Patterson back peddle instand of slugging it with Liston, Patterson may have made it to the 5th or so round??
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