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Old 01-12-2013, 09:55 AM   #1
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Default Footage of Floyd Patterson versus Eddie Machen

To me, this is a very interesting fight outlined for reasons expressed in the article. But if you want to skip all that bumf and see the fight, skip to the bottom and watch footage of these two ring survivors duke it out.

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Old 01-12-2013, 11:21 AM   #2
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Thank you very much McGrain. i enjoyed this. Patterson and Machen both interest me because of their their complexity. Excellent article and I'm about to watch the fight...I've wanted to for years.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:34 AM   #3
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That's music to my ears boys and i'm glad it's a fight you been after RC, i know how satisfying that is. I got no judgement for anyone that likes to hoard footage, but I think sharing is better.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:36 AM   #4
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Patterson looked excellent in this fight IMO. Wonderful upper body movement as he ducked and dodged Machens punches. I think Floyd would have similarly beaten the other guy he was accused of avoiding "whilst" champion, Zora Folley.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:37 AM   #5
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That's music to my ears boys and i'm glad it's a fight you been after RC, i know how satisfying that is. I got no judgement for anyone that likes to hoard footage, but I think sharing is better.
I wish that whoever has footage of Greb and Rosenbloom felt the same way.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:37 AM   #6
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Well Folley nicked Machen, but styles. I think Patterson might find Folley easier.
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I have more regard for machen than Folley, despite going 0-1 with Zora. I think he had a better chin and bigger balls..referring to his stand vs Liston in 1960. That was no mean feat. Not a failure of any kind on Machen's part, rather, with his limited size, he still laid the blueprint for Ali.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:04 PM   #8
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...i might keep that one.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:15 PM   #10
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To me, this is a very interesting fight outlined for reasons expressed in the article. But if you want to skip all that bumf and see the fight, skip to the bottom and watch footage of these two ring survivors duke it out.

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Thanks for posting M.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:16 PM   #11
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Np. It's a nice fight.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:18 PM   #12
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IMO, this fight was similar to the recent Berto-Guerrero fight - not a thrilling, fast-paced battle, but a hard, grueling (albeit somewhat sloppy) struggle. I felt Patterson controlled most of the highlighted action with his heavier punching. As usual, Machen's lack of world class power was a fatal shortcoming in his big fights.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:34 PM   #13
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Re: Patterson vs. Folley - I believe Folley had more power than Machen and would've posed a greater threat to Patterson.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:51 AM   #14
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After giving this fight another, more thorough look, I would also add that Machen shows a lot of heart here. He took a lot of big punches but never stopped coming forward and trying for the KO himself - and possibly came close to getting it toward the end.

Ironically, this fight may have been more exciting than a fight between them back in their primes would've been. Both of them basically forgo their boxing skills - Machen fights flatfooted almost the entire time, while Patterson just walks forward without barely crouching or weaving. Both of them seem set on getting the KO more than anything else, as if they both have something to prove.
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