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Old 08-24-2007, 12:53 PM   #30
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Default Re: Would Ingemar Johansson have have won the title

Originally Posted by Senya13
What smartness or adaptability have you seen in Patterson or Machen fights? He was as one-dimensional and primitive as they come.
I wonder if Machen ant Patterson thought that while they were looking up at the ceeling.

I am not saying the guy was a technical genius but I do think there are a few subtlties that you are overlooking.

He looks even worse against mediocre European opposition. Carnera is showing more skills on film than Johansson in the 6 fights + 1 sparring I've seen of him.
I actualy agree here.
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