11-16-2012, 06:23 PM
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Re: The 1960's Heavyweights - 'Really A Flawed Group'
Originally Posted by Senor Pepe'
The 1960's Heavyweights.
A well known, but seriously flawed group.
Led by Ingemar 'Ingo' Johansson, and followed by Floyd Patterson.
By the 'third bout' between them, the two looked like Amateur Olympic
Heavyweight fighters competing in the Semi-Finals.
Another entrant, Tom McNeeley - who made it to a Championship Bout,
by way of staying undefeated, fighting a litany of second-rate banana's.
After getting to 23-0-0 (15 KO's), the 24 year-old 6' 2" 195 lb. glorified
club-fighter, found himself on the canvas '11-times' versus the Champion
- Floyd Patterson, on his way to a (L TKO 4) on December 4, 1961.
Several Massachusetts followers, had planned on McNeeley defeating
Floyd, setting up a lucrative rematch for mid-1962.
Tom proved his worth, by losing 5 of his next 8 bouts.
I'm starting to see a pattern with your posts. You really do not like Ali do you?