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Old 05-01-2009, 11:18 PM   #3
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Default Re: Joey Maxim , Underated ?

Originally Posted by he grant View Post
In addition, he defeated Walcott once as well as placed the first loss on future heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson ...
I always thought he got a gift over Patterson, and he may have been lucky to have fought Robinson under bizarre circumstances as well, and those are two of his biggest career achievements on paper.

His defining performance for me was when he crushed the heavily hyped challenger Bob Murphy, who was actually favored to beat him. Maxim actually stood in close and gave him a brutal body beating, and possibly ruined him.

Maxim put together a good string of wins just before and during his title reign - ie: Lesnevich, Mills, Bivins, Satterfield, Murphy, Robinson - but when he stepped up to a higher level, like he did against Charles and Moore, he usually came off a clear second best.
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