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Old 08-17-2012, 05:32 PM   #4
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Default Re: Ernie Terrell vs Floyd Patterson (mid-sixties)

Originally Posted by jowcol View Post
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.
Didn't Ernie go 15 rds with Ali, while Patterson was stopped twice?
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