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Old 10-08-2012, 08:19 PM   #14
Bummy Davis
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Default Re: How much would a Marciano win over Floyd Patterson in 1956 do for his legacy?

Floyd was still fighting at 166lb in the beginning of 1955, In fact his highest weight was 175 in 1955 until the end of the year December where Floyd weighed 178lbs vs Jimmy Slade...a win over a young inexperienced Patterson would not have enhanced his record because Floyd highest weight up to Marciano's last fight was 175, so rest assured Marciano would be criticized.

IMO I would have loved to see him KO Valdes or Baker just for shits and giggles and a 50-0 record, unfortunately Valdes lost badly to Bob Satterfield a month before Marciano-Moore ...I think he would have looked good against Baker or Valdes and that would have been a good way to end with 50-0 but I guess the $$$ was not great and even less after Al Weill took his end......He may have had to wait 2 years for Patterson and I think Rocky was getting tired of the game
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