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Old 10-09-2012, 07:42 PM   #35
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Default Re: How much would a Marciano win over Floyd Patterson in 1956 do for his legacy?

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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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