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View Poll Results: Norton or Patterson
Norton, by KO/stoppage 7 28.00%
Norton, by decision 3 12.00%
Patterson, by KO/stoppage 9 36.00%
Patterson, by decision 6 24.00%
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Old 07-04-2007, 11:02 AM   #1
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Default Ken Norton -vs- Floyd Patterson

15 rounds, prime-for prime. Norton give a close-to-his-very-best Ali major fits, how'd he fare in this matchup?
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Old 07-04-2007, 12:15 PM   #2
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Default Re: Ken Norton -vs- Floyd Patterson

I like Floyd in this one,by decision.Both Men had Glass Jaws and went down to big punchers.I think Floyd had more Heart than Norton,better Boxing skills,and a better work rate than Norton.Floyd was also in with better people overall than Norton,being a top Heavyweight for about 17 years.Norton had no footwork to speak of,was only average in hand speed,and in my opinion kind of clumsy.Patterson by unanimous decision
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Old 07-04-2007, 12:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: Ken Norton -vs- Floyd Patterson

Floyd wipes the floor with that journeyman.
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Old 07-04-2007, 02:10 PM   #4
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Floyd wipes the floor with that journeyman.
Norton a journeyman? The match can go either way. I do think Norton was a triffle better though. A good match to look at is Ellis vs Patterson.
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Old 07-04-2007, 02:21 PM   #5
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Default Re: Ken Norton -vs- Floyd Patterson

We are talking prime Patterson, not the old one.
And yes, Norton was a fighter of journeyman level.
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Old 07-04-2007, 02:36 PM   #6
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Default Re: Ken Norton -vs- Floyd Patterson

I think this would be a boring matchup

I can see floyd taking a decision maybe over norton.
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Old 07-04-2007, 08:16 PM   #7
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Default Re: Ken Norton -vs- Floyd Patterson

Floyd has too much speed, too much mobility, too many skills, and too much heart to lose to Kenny. Floyd would be under Norton's right, and possessed a superior, faster, quicker hook. Patterson would be well inside Norton's wide looping punches and base, beating him to the draw continually.

Ken's not likely to drop Floyd in this one, but if he does, Patterson's conditioning will get him through it. As Floyd graphically demonstrated in the rubber match with Ingo, he could be extremely dangerous when hurt. But I doubt he takes Norton out.

Patterson UD 15 Norton
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Old 07-04-2007, 08:24 PM   #8
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Default Re: Ken Norton -vs- Floyd Patterson

Patterson wins by KO - he could punch - remember that left hook on Ingo?
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Old 07-04-2007, 09:49 PM   #9
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Default Re: Ken Norton -vs- Floyd Patterson

I think that Patterson punches well enough to be a threat, just not like Foreman, Shavers, or Cooney.

I think that Norton's strength may play a role in this one. I think that Norton will realize, while down of points, that he can push Patterson around. Once this happens, Patterson will begin to absorb as good as he is giving. Norton by ko in Round 12.
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Old 07-05-2007, 12:14 AM   #10
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Default Re: Ken Norton -vs- Floyd Patterson

Mendoza, Patterson-Ellis, which I scored a draw, was a dissapointment to me. Ellis looked sloppy and Floyd didn't show much sharpness either. If there was ever a fight when Floyd needed to step up it was this one and he just did ok.
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Default Re: Ken Norton -vs- Floyd Patterson

Journeyman is what he was thought to have been by people in the 1970's and for some time after. One of the worst champions/title-claimants in history of heavyweight division.
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:32 AM   #12
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Journeyman is what he was thought to have been by people in the 1970's and for some time after. One of the worst champions/title-claimants in history of heavyweight division.
he's better then guys like Hart, Ruiz, Weaver etc
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Default Re: Ken Norton -vs- Floyd Patterson

John Ruiz has a better resume than Norton. He's 1/1/1 against old Holyfield, where Norton was 1/2/0 against old Ali.
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:14 AM   #14
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John Ruiz has a better resume than Norton. He's 1/1/1 against old Holyfield, where Norton was 1/2/0 against old Ali.
Only Holyfield was completely shot in all three Ruiz figths, and Ali was completely shot in only one of the Norton fights. Not to mention that Ali was a better fighter than Holyfield to begin with.
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:20 AM   #15
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Default Re: Ken Norton -vs- Floyd Patterson

i think norton would get the knockout in round 10-15 but i think Patterson would win most of the rounds up to then 7-3 in the first 10 rounds but i think Norton would land a knockout punch late or a hard hitting combo
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