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Old 10-04-2009, 10:54 PM   #19
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Default Re: Floyd Patterson's comeback in the early 70's

He started his comeback with a ko of Charlie Green, which I saw, and continued until the loss to Ali. His fight with Bonnavena was considered an unofficial win for Oscar as he kept Floyd pinned against the ropes with his strength for much of the fight. Patterson did land one of his big left hooks which in younger days might have dropped ringo. Floyd boxed just great against Ali in their second go and was ahead when he got cut. I was hoping for a Floyd win and he just might have pulled it off without the cut stoppage. All and all he was still a worthy challenger, lower top ten caliber considering the strength of the division at that time.
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