Originally Posted by SuzieQ49
Only problem with your theory is a 1956 patterson loved to swarm and fight on the inside. He would basically be going toe to toe with Marciano for 15 rounds. Good idea? I think not. Especially when you consider patterson was only 180lb and had not fought any good heavyweights up to that point, let alone an ATG puncher like Marciano. Strength overwhelms speed in this case.
Man(marciano) vs a Boy(patterson)
Marciano by KO
Patty would have had sense enough to switch to plan-B against a man as physically strong as an aging Marciano in 1956....