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Old 08-07-2007, 10:21 AM   #31
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These guys are overated Patterson's chin imo. Patterson was drop WAY to many times to be able to take Walcotts best shots imo.
Walcott's best shots came only as his opponent was on the way in. Floyd was not a stand up fighter in the first place. He'd be crouching, bobbing and weaving as he came in, making it difficult for Walcott to time his best shots. On the inside, he ducked and rolled with punches and kept his gloves high. Floyd's defensive ability would certainly prevent a "Walcott KO 1-5 rounds" scenario.

Given Walcott's "Leading Is For Losers" style, his best chance for a surefire KO or knockdown would be catching Floyd as he leapt in for his gazelle left hook and seeing as how Ali, Moore, Jackson or Maxim couldn't catch him on the way in, let alone prevent it, I can't envision Walcott doing it either.

Not saying that Floyd has an iron chin, but his recuperative ability seems to be totally ignored.

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And vs inferior comp at that.
Sort of like being KO'd by Abe Simon and Al Ettore and dropped by Curtis Sheppard?

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Walcott does have the power to drop and even take Patterson out of there.
He may have the power, but certainly not the handspeed or the style. No counterpuncher, no matter how strong, ever put Floyd down for good.

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And Walcott can also outpoint Patterson if it came to it.
Doubtful. Floyd hits too hard, has too much stamina and is just plain busier. Walcott would lose this fight if it goes the distance simply by being outworked.

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Patterson be walking in like Marciano did, and end up getting counter. IT be a matter of time before Patterson finds out he cant take it.
Floyd doesn't walk in. He moved in gloves high and body low. Actually, given Floyd's punching power, I'd say that Walcott would find out he couldn't take it long before he tested Floyd.
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:09 AM   #32
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Sort of like being KO'd by Abe Simon and Al Ettore and dropped by Curtis Sheppard?
Wow! What a shot! I vote Imira the all-time greatest counter-puncher!

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