Originally Posted by mr. magoo
Wad there any way for Floyd to save his title? Could he have approached Sonny in a more effective manner?
I think he difinitely should have tried lateral movement and retreating to stay away from Liston in the early rounds, bobbing low when Liston got close. It made no sense to get inside with Sonny early. Patterson played into Sonny's hands.
I don't know if another strategy could have worked, but it could not have failed more miserably. Many experts in fact thought that Patterson would win. He had his supporters and Liston had his doubters. The Liston as superman image came after the Patterson fights.