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Old 12-30-2012, 06:12 AM   #1
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When people talk about fighters with great speed or just heavyweights with great speed Floyd is seldom mentioned? i think he was the fastest heavyweight ever am i the only one ?
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:14 AM   #2
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Because of Ali & Liston.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:16 AM   #3
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I think it does get talked about whenever he's mentioned.

Quickest hands in the divisions history.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:30 AM   #4
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Floyd Patterson in general doesn't get mentioned enough but having fast hands is almost synonymous with his name IMO.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:35 AM   #5
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I really just thought that having that much speed would get him more talked about but i guess his losses to Liston somehow blunted that, really sucks though he never really gets talked about much
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:45 AM   #7
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Floyd was 30 or something and 40 i think in the other one not exactly at his best
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:57 AM   #8
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Floyd Patterson and his incredible speed get mentioned plenty.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:33 AM   #9
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Floyd was 30 or something and 40 i think in the other one not exactly at his best
Nah mate he was good, Faster hands in combinations than Tyson.

For me hand-speed at HW it's close between Ali, Patterson, RJJ, and then Tyson.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:15 PM   #10
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i think he gets mentioned plenty when it comes to fast-hands threads
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:43 PM   #11
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It does...except people refer to his chin more then his hand speed...
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:29 AM   #12
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I think anytime anyone says something positive about Patterson it is first off "great/good/nice/honorable guy"...but as far as boxing related..it is always speed....I think it gets mentioned a fair amount.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:43 AM   #13
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When people talk about fighters with great speed or just heavyweights with great speed Floyd is seldom mentioned? i think he was the fastest heavyweight ever am i the only one ?
I agree with you, fastest combination puncher at heavyweight in history. Guys like Ali could match his speed with single punches, but in combination Patterson was unmatched. Tyson comes close to Patterson in speed with combination punching, though. As does Ali.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:21 PM   #14
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By the mid sixties his speed had largely left him though he was still as fast as say Ellis or Quarry. The combo's he blazed against Archie Moore were as fast as a heavy is going to get though!
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:35 PM   #15
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It does get mentioned along with his being a gentleman out of the ring.

There isn't much else good about the guy to talk about.

He was a weak champion and deserves to be forgotten.
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