Originally Posted by Duodenum
The next year, Moore was dreadful against Floyd Patterson. Perhaps the idea of going for the heavyweight title psyched him out. Archie could never get by Ezzard Charles either, so maybe there was some sort of mental block which undermined him in these situations. (There was simply no way he could have ever beaten Marciano though. But I would have expected him to kayo the chinny and inexperienced Patterson.)
While I would pick Marciano over Moore, if the fight had happened a few years eariler, Moore would have a real shot for the upset.