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Old 08-17-2012, 04:54 PM   #3
jowcol
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Default Re: Ernie Terrell vs Floyd Patterson (mid-sixties)

The WBA stripped Ali for the Muslim connection.
Ernie fought Machen for the WBA title in, what?, Feb. 65?
Floyd had schooled Machen in Stockholm 7 months earlier...10-2, 9-2-1?
Ali was set for the rematch with Liston at the time and both of them were set to fight the winner of Patterson-Chuvalo in Feb. 65.
Terrell/Floyd just wasn't gonna happen. The sad thing is the big piece of horse-poo Octopus might have grabbed and held Patterson just enough to have copped a stupid decision (based on stupid judges). It's good they never fought, Floyd was worlds more talented.
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