Originally Posted by SuzieQ49
Patterson beat Archie after Moore had already been brutalized by the Rock. We know what they say about opponents fighting the Rock. "After you get in the ring with Marciano, you're never the same afterward."
I think Patterson fought a great fight vs Moore, I also think Moore fought one of the worst fights of his career. Moore didn't bring his A game that night, regardless of Patterson's performance.
Moore had been brutalized by a lot of fighters yet he still kept campaigning on as a world champion and a heavyweight contender, for seven more years after Marciano beat him.
He may or may not have been at his best but I doubt old Archie had seen the kind of speed he faced against Patterson in the past few years of fighting bigger, slower heavyweights.