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. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Be real• Full Member

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    If it is the more modern version of Louis that faced Rocky he has a chance.
     
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  2. ron davis

    ron davis Active Member Full Member

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    "I've been down before, more than any other man who held the Championship. I consider it a compliment that i keep getting up." Floyd Patterson.

    Louis would be easy to hit, because he is off balance in all his fights. Patterson couldn't miss with pinpoint accuracy. Don't get me wrong, I recognize Louis, was very good.
     
  3. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Be real• Full Member

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    The issue is not the ability of Floyd he had it in spades, all the talent and skills that belonged of a champion I think what is missing is Floyds ability to recover from Louis's first successful onslaught. Once Louis smells blood in the water then what? Floyd never faced such a good, accurate, speedy and powerful puncher as Louis to suggest he could survive he faced a few harder hitters but just not quite with the same accuracy, speed and finishing ability. I think Floyd could make Louis look foolish till the moment he does not- Joe would close the curtain on Gentleman Floyd at any round or any second of the fight he would need to box perfect for 12 to win yet Louis would need only a moment.
     
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  4. ron davis

    ron davis Active Member Full Member

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    Any fighter can win anytime with one punch. I doubt very much Louis as the Champion, would not fight Patterson, as Patterson was more clever and would give Louis hell.
     
  5. BCS8

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    Patterson would do alright until Louis sat him down.
     
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  6. 70sFan865

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    Patterson was absolutely not smarter fighter than Louis, nor he was more skilled or more durable. What's his case here? How can you watch Liston fights and believe that he'd give Louis hell?
     
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  7. Colonel Sanders

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    I wouldn't favor Patterson, but if I had to bet on Floyd winning, it would be by KO.
     
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  8. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    lol
     
  9. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders NSB defector Full Member

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    Joe Louis was not superman.
     
  10. Indefatigable

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    I think even the 44 year old Louis of 1958 kayos a prime Floyd Patterson. Reading some of the bizarre way out there opinions on this forum I gotta ask Are you people nuts?
     
  11. Indefatigable

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    And Harlin Sanders was not a Col.
     
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  12. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders NSB defector Full Member

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    Liar.
     
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  13. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yes, agree. I don't think Patterson was durable enough to go the stretch with Louis. On the other hand he hit hard and fast. If Patterson wins it's likely by catching Louis with something big and finishing him early. I also wouldn't bet on it, but I'd bet even less on Floyd beating louis on points.
     
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  14. Colonel Sanders

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    Patterson was a beast ! He was a tiger with a cat jaw unfortunately.
     
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  15. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Be real• Full Member

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    Well 44 year old Louis was more modern soo?