Floyd Patterson vs Chris Byrd

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Glass City Cobra, Mar 28, 2024.

  1. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra H2H Burger King Full Member

    Jan 6, 2017
    Two smaller heavies who are sometimes underrated. What they lacked in size and strength, they made up for with speed and technique. Patterson brought sizzling combinations and was the first peak a boo master. Byrd an awkward southpaw with cagey defense.

    Patterson 6'0, 71' reach, 195 lbs
    Byrd 6'2, 75', 210 lbs

    12 rounds.

    Who do you got...?
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  2. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 8, 2013
    Patterson all day. He would be one step ahead of Byrd all night. Byrd excelled against lumbering heavyweights who couldn't box very well. He holds no advantages over Patterson. Byrd might even get stopped.
  3. newurban99

    newurban99 Active Member Full Member

    Apr 24, 2010
    Chris Byrd doesn't win a round. Patterson would fight him on the inside and flail away at his body and head with both hands. I'm surprised if it goes longer than six.
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  4. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo VIP Member Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    It would certainly make for a good technical fight
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  5. Rollin

    Rollin Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 17, 2021
    I would never pick Byrd against any of three Patterson-Ellis-Quarry trio. All of them were far too accurate, crafty, and pugilistically articulated to fall prey to Chris.
  6. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta I have defeated the great Seamus Full Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    Give me Floyd in this mix up of undersized heavies. Byrd is no Liston in firepower and no Ali in skill.
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  7. themostoverrated

    themostoverrated Member Full Member

    Feb 9, 2022
    This question has been asked before. I think this will be an excellent fight. I am picking Floyd Patterson by a close and somewhat controversial decision.
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  8. HistoryZero26

    HistoryZero26 Member Full Member

    Jan 6, 2024
    Patterson by 10-2 decision or something like that.

    Nice for someone to finally make a hypothetical Patterson fight he'd be favored to win.
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  9. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    I like Floyd but The other guys a sod to fight.
  10. Freddy Benson.

    Freddy Benson. Active Member Full Member

    Jan 14, 2022
    Going with Floyd here. Points win or perhaps a stoppage in the later rounds.
  11. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    One-sided, dull. 10-2/9-3.