Originally Posted by john garfield
I was ringside at Eastern Parkway Arena when Maxim fought Patterson, M2S. Disagree with you and Dempsey 1238. Thought the nod for Joey was justified, though, like everybody else from Brooklyn, I was pullin' for Floyd.
It was an all-Patterson crowd, and we'd come to see the Floyd express roll on.
Maxim was dull-as-dishwater and, God knows, predictable, but he screwed-up Floyd's rhythm and beat him to the punch and tattooed him all night with double and triple jabs. Floyd's flurries were eye-catching, but, up close, not damaging, and he wasn't busy enough.
He got out-smarted by a veteran.
"Floyd's flurries were eye-catching, but, up close, not damaging, and he wasn't busy enough."
I have seen the tape of this fight several times and this is also my judgement.