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Old 11-16-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default The 1960's Heavyweights - 'Really A Flawed Group'

The 1960's Heavyweights.

A well known, but seriously flawed group.

Led by Ingemar 'Ingo' Johansson, and followed by Floyd Patterson.

By the 'third bout' between them, the two looked like Amateur Olympic
Heavyweight fighters competing in the Semi-Finals.

Another entrant, Tom McNeeley - who made it to a Championship Bout,
by way of staying undefeated, fighting a litany of second-rate banana's.

After getting to 23-0-0 (15 KO's), the 24 year-old 6' 2" 195 lb. glorified
club-fighter, found himself on the canvas '11-times' versus the Champion
- Floyd Patterson, on his way to a (L TKO 4) on December 4, 1961.

Several Massachusetts followers, had planned on McNeeley defeating
Floyd, setting up a lucrative rematch for mid-1962.

Tom proved his worth, by losing 5 of his next 8 bouts.

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Old 11-16-2012, 05:23 PM   #2
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The 1960's Heavyweights.

A well known, but seriously flawed group.

Led by Ingemar 'Ingo' Johansson, and followed by Floyd Patterson.

By the 'third bout' between them, the two looked like Amateur Olympic
Heavyweight fighters competing in the Semi-Finals.

Another entrant, Tom McNeeley - who made it to a Championship Bout,
by way of staying undefeated, fighting a litany of second-rate banana's.

After getting to 23-0-0 (15 KO's), the 24 year-old 6' 2" 195 lb. glorified
club-fighter, found himself on the canvas '11-times' versus the Champion
- Floyd Patterson, on his way to a (L TKO 4) on December 4, 1961.

Several Massachusetts followers, had planned on McNeeley defeating
Floyd, setting up a lucrative rematch for mid-1962.

Tom proved his worth, by losing 5 of his next 8 bouts.
I'm starting to see a pattern with your posts. You really do not like Ali do you?
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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I'm starting to see a pattern with your posts. You really do not like Ali do you?
Why do you say that,,,,,He was a lovely human being.

Pete Rademacher, qualifies as a 1960's 'flop'.

By January 1, 1960 - the 31 year-old Washington State Heavyweight,
and former 1956 Olympic Heavyweight Gold Medal Winner, had a record
of 5-2-0 (3 KO's).

Yes, he fought and lost to 'flawed' Champion - Floyd Patterson in his professional
debut, even flooring the 'china-chinned' Champion.

But Pete failed to impress after that.

In 1960, a Decision and Draw in Germany, then a disaster 'knockout loss'
to Brian London in the United Kingdom sent him out of the Top 20.

Pete, would bounce back with '7' straight wins, including victories over
Lamar Clark, George Chuvalo and Kirk Barrow which edged Pete into the
Top 20 Heavyweights.

But '3' knockout losses in a row to Doug Jones, George Logan and Archie
Moore pretty much finished him in 1962, with a record of 15-7-1 {8 KO's}.
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