Originally Posted by young griffo
I'm going to have to pull you up on Vic Patrick here Luigi.
Yes he had great power but he wasn't mediocre by any stretch of the imagination.He was a somewhat awkward southpaw who by all accounts looked to be clumsy but this style worked for him.He basically pawed with the right hand,using it as a range finder,before zeroing in with his devastating left hand which generally ended the fight soon after.
He compiled a 52-4-1 (45) ko's record in a particularly strong era for Australian boxing and beat top local talents like Tommy Burns,Hockey Bennell,Eddie Miller and ex-World champ Tod Morgan.His loss to 40's Lightweight contender Freddie Dawson is reputed to be one of the best fights in Australian boxing history and this fight occured a few years past Vic's prime.
If the war hadn't intervened Vic may have made an impact on an international level but either way his record shows him to be a very good fighter.
Darryl Pinckney is a better example of a mediocre fighter who possessed great one punch power I think.
Yes, I know that he was a good fighter, but, with the word mediocre I meant for the world class, Bert Cooper for example fought so many very good fighters, fought for the World Title, floored the champion Holyfield, etc., he wasn´t mediocre for his time, but I meant when we compare them with the best ever (ATG´s), than they´re mediocre IMO...