Originally Posted by mr. magoo
I only saw a few brief clips of his second match with Ali, and that was a number of years ago. So frankly, I can't comment on it. Floyd did however manage to stay very active, and I'm guessing was one of the better contenders around circa 1972. I've always wondered how he might have done against say, Joe Frazier.
I've have a copy of the fight, basically Ali was in full on clown mode, at times hugging his arms around himself and doing a bad joe frazier headmvement impersonation. Patterson actually landed some good punches in the fight and didn't look too bad, Ali jabbed his eye closed and they stopped it but it wasn't a drubbing like the first fight. Afterwards Ali gave him his props and said he was surprised by how much he had left.