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Old 09-22-2009, 03:25 PM   #6
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Default Re: Floyd Patterson's comeback in the early 70's

Originally Posted by mr. magoo View Post
From September of 1970 to September of 1972, Floyd Patterson launched a comeback winning 9 fights, including victories over Oscar Bonavena, Pedro Agosto, and Terry Daniels, before losing to Muhammad Ali in the last fight of his career.

How good was Floyd during this time, and was he a worthy challenger in your opinion?
I beleive he was, he was around 37 when he last challenged Ali and put up a spirited fight without ever really putting Ali in jeopardy.
I havent watched the fight for some years but I think Floyd sustained a badly swollen eye .I would think Patterson at that time was as good a challenger as Folley or Williams had been.Think it was a tko 7rds for Ali ,for the NABF title.
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