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Old 10-09-2012, 06:42 PM   #35
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Default Re: How much would a Marciano win over Floyd Patterson in 1956 do for his legacy?

Originally Posted by FastHands(beeb) View Post
This is imho, among the most ridiculous posts I've ever read on ESB Classic. Patterson, a man who as world champion gets knocked down by a pro debutant (among several other KDs suffered) and you don't think that Marciano has the power to ko Floyd? Seriously?
You must be on a wind-up...
Rademacher was, what 28 or so? Floyd was 22. Outweighed by a lot. He had a lot more boxing experience at that time. Don't overplay the ametetur turned pro over-hype here! The KD that so many Floyd haters mention was a flash off-balance shot. Patterson was smiling when he rose. Criticize Floyd all you want but don't trowel out his 'underrated' effort against Pete, who he, quite simply, laid an ass-whoopin' on...
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