Floyd Patterson vs Ezzard Charles

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by George Crowcroft, Jun 9, 2019.


Who Wins

  1. Floyd PTS

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  2. Ezz PTS

    5 vote(s)
    38.5%
  3. Floyd KO

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  4. Ezz KO

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  5. Draw

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cincinnati Cobra Full Member

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    At LHW and HW

    Who Wins?

    I got Ezzard by stoppage in the mid rounds at HW and on points LHW
     
  2. Woller

    Woller Active Member Full Member

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    Not again.......
     
  3. Eddie Ezzard

    Eddie Ezzard Active Member Full Member

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    I'd have it the other way round. Ezz peaked at lhw but Floyd could only make LHW when he was quite green. LHW Floyd would not be ready for arguably the division's all time best.

    Floyd went on to go the distance with some tough heavies eg Bonavena, Quarry and hung tough for 12 one sided rounds against an angry, near peak Ali. If those fellows couldn't get Floyd out of there, I don't see Ezz doing it especially as his HW career came after the ring death he was involved in. That took a fair bit of spite out of him.

    This is actually a battle of mu two favourite fighters, btw, along with Michael Spinks. Light heavies who become heavyweight champs have clearly got my number but, honestly, are there three nicer guys in the sport?
     
  4. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Patterson by decision
     
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  5. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Patterson by a stoppage at heavyweight. Too much speed along with good power. At lightheavy Charles was in his prime and also prime division. I would pick him to win a decision over Floyd.
     
  6. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Active Member Full Member

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    Charles by TKO Floyd sure as hell gets up but I think he gets stopped in the later rounds. Would be an interesting fight though...like if you shrunk Holyfield and Tyson
     
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  7. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

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    No way patterson stops Ezzard. Cincinnati by KO in9. Easily. Patterson is soo overrated on these boards. It's like people feel sorry for him so they make him more than he was. Charles WAS great and would crush. floyd in 9. Patterson should bring his disguises and makeup artists w him.
     


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