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Old 06-11-2008, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Evander Holyfield .Vs. Floyd Patterson

This would be a good match up. Simular size, good boxing skills each. Maybe a slight speed edge to Patterson. Heavyweight fight. 15 rounds.
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Old 06-11-2008, 02:23 PM   #2
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Patterson has the edge in speed, Holyfield might have the edge in power, and a huge edge in durability/chin. I think it'd be a close fight until Holyfield scores a TKO late.
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Old 06-11-2008, 02:43 PM   #3
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I don't see Patterson being much of a problem for Holyfield, or at least not at HW. Had they fought perhaps at cruiserweight, a more experienced Patterson who was well accustomed to fighting at those weight perameters ( 190ish ), would have given a developing Holyfield some problems. Against the version of Holyfield anytime between 1988-1993 however, I'd take Holy by a convincing KO win. He was just too well developed physically, and had the skills along with the durability to overwhelm Floyd.
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:57 PM   #4
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Don't base Floyd's whole career on the Liston Kayo's. He has fast hands, good boxing ability & tons of heart. He went twelve with Ali, with a broken back. Good power, had that crushing knock out of Johansson, leaving his leg twitcing. I'm not sure how'd he do against Holyfield, But I think it would be far from an easy will for Evander.
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:59 PM   #5
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This would be a good match up. Simular size, good boxing skills each. Maybe a slight speed edge to Patterson. Heavyweight fight. 15 rounds.
At heavyweight Holyfield has clear size advantage 2 1/2 inches in height and over 20lbs in weight,he is more durable and suffers in comparison only in the hand speed department,I think he stops Floyd late around the 10th rd.
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:02 PM   #6
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He went twelve with Ali, with a broken back.

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It's a fact.
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:06 PM   #8
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Although I think Ali carried him, dishing out the punishment because Patterson was referring to him as "Clay". It was one of Ali's less popular victories.
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It's a fact.
Was it spinaaaaaaallllllll?
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:34 PM   #10
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Holyfield would stop Patterson late in a somewhat competitive fight. Patterson would give Holyfield a fight with his handspeed, boxing ability and puching power, but Patterson is at a disadvantage in everything. It would only be a matter of time until Evander starts to show his speed and accurate volume punching and imploy his size on the smaller Patterson and mentally and physically break him down. Holyfield by late stoppage.
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:40 PM   #11
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Was it spinaaaaaaallllllll?
More like a "wrenched" back than a "broken" back.

Kinda like when you reach down to pick up a heavy item
from a bad position.....and that pain comes .....and you say
"uh-oh" I just fouled up.

And Patterson fought Ali....the best Hvywt. in the world, with that
type of bad back.

Ali tortured the poor guy.
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More like a "wrenched" back than a "broken" back.

Kinda like when you reach down to pick up a heavy item
from a bad position.....and that pain comes .....and you say
"uh-oh" I just fouled up.

And Patterson fought Ali....the best Hvywt. in the world, with that
type of bad back.

Ali tortured the poor guy.
Actually it was "Clay" ,as Floyd called him that did the torturing,hence the reason for it.
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:54 PM   #13
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Actually it was "Clay" ,as Floyd called him that did the torturing,hence the reason for it.
Ali did the same to Ernie Terrell, But in between combinations, Ali would stop & yell out to Terrell"What's my Name?" & hit him again. That was a terrible beating...
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Ali did the same to Ernie Terrell, But in between combinations, Ali would stop & yell out to Terrell"What's my Name?" & hit him again. That was a terrible beating...
I know ,I'm 60 ,I think he could have stopped Terrell ,Im not sure he carried Patterson,he denied it and Floyd went on record,after fighting him twice,as saying he can't punch.
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:40 PM   #15
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I know he later denied it, But prior to the fight Ali was upset & stated he would "Whup Patterson 'till he called him by his proper name."
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