Floyd Patterson gives Zora Folley a title shot in 1958.

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  1. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Nope, I just say it like I see it, I'm not politically correct.
     
  2. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    No pro fighter is a bum ,least of all a long time contender.
     
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  3. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    No pro fighter is a bum ,least of all a long time contender, who always conducted himself with dignity.
     
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  4. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I entirely agree w/ you. I think it could be boring as well. Floyd was generally exciting, but if he was fighting a guy who was doing nothing, which accurately describes Folley, Patterson would often do nothing himself. Like in the Ellis fight, from rounds 7 thru 12 he just bounced around, didn't really even throw any jabs or hooks, just kept bouncing around. He and Quarry would do the same thing occasionally in their bouts. Just bounce around and not throw a thing.
     
  5. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I meant from a boxing point of view compared to ATG boxers.
    I don't care how boxers conduct themselves outside the ring, it's none of my business and it's irrelevant anyway.
     
  6. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He was a top 10 ranked contender for 10 years, beat some good men.
    He was no bum.
     
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  7. Glass City Cobra

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    His staying in the top 10 rankings for a decade are certainly greater credentials than a guy who boasts about sparring his friends with no footage or amateur record, let alone professional record.

    Folley moved slowly but with a purpose. He used lots of lateral movement and was good at maintaining his preferred distance. He did not have slow hands either and could throw quick combinations.
     
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  8. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Well-Known Member Full Member

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    That era was pretty weak.
     
  9. Bokaj

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    Folley was a fine technician and a very well-rounded fighter, but I don't see any edge he had on Floyd. I think Floyd's speed would be the decider.
     
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    LoadedGlove Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Here's hoping.
     
  11. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That is because he is referring to Mike Tyson, That was a real jail bird and a bum, very short lived. He likes the Bad Boys, he fantasizes.
     
  12. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Just likes your era. Tyson's stance was weird, his gold tooth looked kind of doofie. Folley was a real good fighter unlike these Steroid fighters of today. I am also not afraid of anyone to call it like I see it. A keyboard cannot hurt anyone.
     
  13. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Tyson would mop the floor with Folley and KO him in under 3 rounds
     
  14. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    With Cus D Amato and Kevin Rooney holding his hand? I am also not politically correct too. I have been banned before, it does not matter anymore. I am tired of you youngsters trashing the good fighters of the past. Would Tyson have fought in a war? Was he a good law abiding family man?, he was a wife beater.
     
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  15. Eddie Ezzard

    Eddie Ezzard Well-Known Member Full Member

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    We say 'arse' in the UK, Mac. Although it alters your point not one iota.
     
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