Originally Posted by Russell
Or avoid him in some way?
Floyd was coming on towards the end of Rocky's reign as champ... Did he retire with a potential reservation in facing Patterson?
Just wasn't worth the risk at that point in his career?
He retired because he was having back problems, and his mom was begging him to. To think Marciano would duck Patterson, who if I remember wasn't even in the top 10 when Rocky retired, seems a little silly.
Edit: I see RockyJim already mentioned the top ten part.