Floyd Patterson vs Joe Louis

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Balder, Apr 4, 2021.

How does this turn out?

  1. Floyd by KO

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  2. Floyd by Dec.

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  3. Louis by KO

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  4. Louis by Dec.

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  1. Balder

    Balder Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I am going to make a bold prediction.

    Floyd wins this by DEC. If Walcott and Charles could do it then Patterson could win as well

    Floyd with his speed and abiity befuddles Joe into making mistakes. Floyd probably goes down once, but I do not see how Joe, with his slow feet, can match up against Pattersons blazing hands and movement.

    In truth, there is a solid chance Joe gets KOed.

    What is your take?
     
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  2. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You're using triangle philosophy. However, it really doesn't matter since Joe was no longer prime against Walcott or Charles. On the other hand, I do think Floyd's style would trouble Louis greater than either Charles or Walcott. Floyd would not be easy to jab on or even land anything on. Joe would have to be able to move back and forth with Floyd, and quickly. Louis by close decision or TKO.
     
  3. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Prime Louis, Patterson runs but can't hide. Don't understand why your using the version of Louis that fought Charles and Walcott. He was clearly at the end of the line as far as his career was concerned.

    But prime vs prime, Louis eventually tracks Patterson down, stops him with in 10rds. Patterson handspeed and power would make it tough for Louis . But his average foot speed and not great chin or defense would be his downfall.
     
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  4. Balder

    Balder Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Patterson was probably the second fastest heavy behind only Ali.

    Joe was pretty flat footed. I just see Patterson being to slick and fast for Joe. He wont be able to land cleanly on Floyd with his combinations. Prime or not.

    I know it is an unpopular opinion, but I still think Patterson has the right style to beat Joe. Joe did not have the best chin, or defense, and he struggled with other great technicians until his accuracy and power would bail him out.

    Patterson has some pop. He Is a good combination thrower himself. Styles make fights. I just think Patterson has what it takes. When did anyone with Floyds speed and peek a boo style ever fight Louis?
     
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  5. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Ii6 Full Member

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    Have you seen what slower, lumbering Liston did to him? Yet you believe that Patterson would beat Joe Louis???
     
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  6. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Floyd is my third favorite fighter but LOL!
     
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  7. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You've obviously never watched Liston fight if you think he was "lumbering".
     
  8. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

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    Oh I love Floyd.. But sorry, he's getting kod here.
     
  9. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Balder has a very weird vendetta against Louis. He's only number 5 on his ATG list. What a joke.
     
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  10. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Ii6 Full Member

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    It was a sarcastic post, a lot of people call Louis that way and he was faster fighter than Liston.
     
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  11. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Fair enough.
     
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  12. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think that even the Louis of the Walcott fights would have demolished Patterson.
     
  13. fists of fury

    fists of fury Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Unpopular opinions are welcome. Encourages debate.
     
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  14. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    Floyd never won any close decisions did he? Maxim, Quarry and Ellis.. for some reason the judges never gave him a break.
     
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  15. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Louis had problems with movers like Conn and Walcott but if you really watch Patterson especially his first fight with Liston, he liked to fight with aggression and would stand and trade. That would be a huge mistake for him against Louis. When I think of Patterson, I think of his hand speed and his slipping and ducking. I really don't think of him as an outside on his toes guy like Ali. Patterson was certainly fast but speed isn't what troubled Louis, it was movement.

    Louis by KO.
     
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