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Old 07-02-2007, 04:16 PM   #9
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Default Re: So what exactly is wrong with Nat Fleischer's top 10 heavyweight list?

Even in 2007. I would not rank Patterson over Marciano. lol. Patterson had a VERY poor rein. He not only duck Liston, but Folly and Machen, and was taking on people who's records were 0-0. I mean I give more respect for Ali fighting Spinks with a 7-0 record, than I would with a 0-0 record. And he fought that type of foes though out his title rein. Sure he fought the best once he lost the title. But I can not forgive Patterson for that. And is one of the MAIN reasons Patterson is at the bottom tier of my top 20. Marciano at least fought his top contenders. So that alone should put Marciano up a few levels. If not a lot.
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