Originally Posted by jowcol
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...
Why was Patterson fighting Rademacher to begin with?
Why not Machen or Folley, the top two contenders? They were around the top for years while Patterson was "champion" and never did get a title shot.