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Old 04-01-2012, 12:51 PM   #1
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Default Floyd Patterson vs. Joe Bugner

1972,

A 37 year-old Floyd Patterson vs. Joe Bugner a 22 year-old up-n-comer.

Would the former 2-time champion have enough skills and stamina
to out-last the European new star over 12-Rounds.

In 1972, Patterson still proved he was no easy walk-over, and he was
in excellent shape at 190 lbs.

Wins over Oscar Bonavena and Pedro Agosto in 1972, did prove that Patterson
was worthy of a Top 10 Wolrd Ranking.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:08 AM   #2
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An interesting matchup..don't know why it never happened. i think Floyd would have won a decision over Joe. A late knockdown scored by Floyd would be the difference, though I'm sure that Bugner would have given him problems and would have shaken him up a few times. i just think Floyd's handspeed and ability to crack would have edged the best Bugner had.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:38 AM   #3
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In 1972 Floyd would sneak it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:44 AM   #4
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I think its a hard fight with both men having to give their bests, but i think Floyds skill wins him the decison
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:48 AM   #5
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Default Re: Floyd Patterson vs. Joe Bugner

Bugner would just be glad to be in a big fight, and as long as he went the distance he would not care about the result... Sadly he never really did.

It would not of crossed Bugner's mind, that he actually could of won the fight if fully focused.
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Default Re: Floyd Patterson vs. Joe Bugner

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1972,

A 37 year-old Floyd Patterson vs. Joe Bugner a 22 year-old up-n-comer.

Would the former 2-time champion have enough skills and stamina
to out-last the European new star over 12-Rounds.

In 1972, Patterson still proved he was no easy walk-over, and he was
in excellent shape at 190 lbs.

Wins over Oscar Bonavena and Pedro Agosto in 1972, did prove that Patterson
was worthy of a Top 10 Wolrd Ranking.
Did Joe Bugner ever win a fight when he stepped up? I know he compiled a few euro titles, but that is something else. Every big name beat him, even an over the hill Ron Lyle.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:51 AM   #7
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Default Re: Floyd Patterson vs. Joe Bugner

Good calls so far,

In 1972, Floyd was still regarded as a Top 5 fighter by Ring Magazine.

As for Jozsef Bugner, he had just cracked the Top 10.

Joe's height would have presented a bit of a problem for Floyd, but
he was effective in modifying his style to overcome some obstacles.

I think Floyd's superior skills would have been enough for him to earn a
12-Round decision over Bugner, who was still having problems with
his non-aggressive style.

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Old 04-02-2012, 12:15 PM   #8
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Good calls so far,

In 1972, Floyd was still regarded as a Top 5 fighter by Ring Magazine.

As for Jozsef Bugner, he still hadn't cracked the Top 10 yet.

Joe's height would have presented a bit of a problem for Floyd, but
he was effective in modifying his style to overcome some obstacles.

I think Floyd's superior skills would have been enough to earn him a
12-Round decision over Bugner, who was still having problems with
his non-aggressive style.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:36 PM   #9
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Joe never let his hands go. Against Floyd that's a big problem.

Patterson UD (9-3)
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:57 PM   #10
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Default Re: Floyd Patterson vs. Joe Bugner

The previous year, Joe Bugner barely won a very unpopular decision against Henry Cooper. In 1972 I believe Floyd Patterson had enough left to win a comfortable decision over Bugner.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:50 PM   #11
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Default Re: Floyd Patterson vs. Joe Bugner

Obviously I'm a big Floyd fan, my childhood hero. There was no reason they would have fought in 72; the one poster said "why did this not happen?" Easy, Floyd was on the downside of his career and wanted nothing more than a rematch with Ali. To do that, he had to score a win over a top contender (Oscar).
To be honest, a 72 Bugner may have jabbed and hugged his way to a decision over a 37 yr. old Floyd but, as fighters, only one merits HOF consideration.
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