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Old 06-12-2008, 02:43 PM   #31
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Default Re: Evander Holyfield .Vs. Floyd Patterson

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Uh, maybe because they no longer had the ability to hit him?

what is that supposed to mean?


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Do you think Patterson would go 12 or 15 rounds with a boxer like Spinks, who had a fair reach, speed and skill and never get tagged?
I dont think Spinx would see round 7 vs Patterson, but thats a different thread. If it did get 15, Spinx may floor patterson but it took a great heavyweight finisher to keep him there.
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Old 06-12-2008, 02:48 PM   #32
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what is that supposed to mean?




I dont think Spinx would see round 7 vs Patterson, but thats a different thread. If it did get 15, Spinx may floor patterson but it took a great heavyweight finisher to keep him there.
My initial prediction was a Spinks decision or late round stoppage, which I feel is a reasonable outcome to surmise.
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Old 06-12-2008, 02:53 PM   #33
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I hate to bring up the irrelevant tyson fight, but if u watch those 91 seconds you will see spinx seemed very confused by the Peek A Boo style. This may play a big factor.
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:04 PM   #34
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Default Re: Evander Holyfield .Vs. Floyd Patterson

Evander was a different class of fighter. I predict that if they were to meet, Holyfield would pitch an impressive showing, KO'ing Patterson eventually somewhere between 6-12.

I like Patterson over Spinks. I think Patterson could possibly KO Mike Spinks based on their styles. It would be difficult, however, as this is as close as it gets on this level. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Spinks found a way to overcome certain stylistic disadvantages. The herky jerky could work against Patterson also, so there's no guarantee one way or other.

Tommy Jackson was more comedian than boxer. He had good stamina, but that was, basically, the length of it.
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:44 PM   #35
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Default Re: Evander Holyfield .Vs. Floyd Patterson

I think its a bit much to say Holyfield was a different class of fighter than Patterson.

Granted, Patterson got blown out by prime Liston twice.

But over the course of 20 years (1952-72) pretty much everyone else found him a handful. His speed, ability to recover from flash knockdowns, boxing skill, combination punching and power were commented on by a number of adversaries and observers.

I do not think the cruiser Holy would have had the power or look to intimidate Floyd - and the slower, poorer stamina HW version (from '95 on) would have had problems keeping pace with Floyd, avoiding Floyd's punches and finding the mark regularly himself.

I might be convinced to make 88-94 Holyfield a favorite but I wouldn't consider FLoyd a complete write-off like other posters have.
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