Floyd Patterson vs Michael Moorer who takes it

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  1. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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  2. Balder

    Balder Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Patterson will win this with his superior speed and hunger. Moorer had some dog in him, and Floyd would be perfect to bring it out. His frustrating speed , bobbing and weaving, and ability to get in and out will quickly deflate Moorer. Michael will start to doubt and that puts him in a predictable shell.

    Floyd will be content to take the decision.
     
  3. Jackomano

    Jackomano Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It should be a 50/50 fight, but Moorer had a bad habit of tuning out mid-fight, which would most likely result in Moorer eating a flush left hook and getting knocked out.
     
  4. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

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    One way or another, I vote for Patterson.
     
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  5. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Active Member Full Member

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    Respect for Floyd but I would lean towards a prime Moorer. A prime Moorer would have a seven inch reach advantage at would probably be about 215 to Floyd's 190. I love Floyd's peek a boo style and combination punching but Moorer was a good counter puncher and very hard puncher at that. Both guys were a bit chiney but Moorer got of the deck multiple times in fights and was only counted out against two of the hardest punchers of all time ( Foreman and Tua).

    I wouldn't argue against anyone the felt Floyd would win, I just personally don't see it against a prime Moorer. Moorer's excellent right jab, size and greater power would be the difference to me.
     
  6. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    How did Floyd do against southpaws?
     
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  7. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Split decision win for Moorer .
    Floyd looks good in defeat ,never stop s trying to ko his man but MM working his south paw jab racks up the point s
    Floyd gets dropped a couple of times but only flash kds .
    The decision not a popular one ,most thinking that Patterson deserved the win .
     
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  8. zadfrak

    zadfrak Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I like the southpaw style and accuracy of the MM hands to get the decision. I think he lands lot of combos in the first and second round and Floyd settles into more of a defensive posture type bout. And he won't win that way.

    I also like that right hook of MM to do damage. There is no sparring to prepare for it and I think Patterson is open for that punch. He may not see it coming.

    Nice competitive bout and in a 3 fight series, both pickup a loss somewhere along the lines.
     
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  9. Rspen46

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    Moorer can be Knocked out and so can Floyd but he is better at avoiding the KO than Michael and his hand speed is too much for a complacement Moorer and he gets Knocked out, Floyd by KO!
     
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  10. Eye of Timaeus

    Eye of Timaeus New Member Full Member

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    I've noticed a lot since joining that people on here give moorer no respect. Moorer ko against glass paterson
     
  11. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta New Member Full Member

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    Floyd Patterson had some very good wins, and also some very one sided defeats exept for the Jimmy Ellis title fight in Sept 1968. He defeated good fighters like Oscar Bonavena, George Chuvalo, Ingemar Johannson, and Eddie Machen. He did have a glass jaw as we saw against Roy Harris, Sonny Liston, and Jerry Quarry in 1967. Moorer is a strong southpaw who was on the verge of defeating Foreman when the big right hand smashed against his jaw. Both were combination punchers, Moorer has the stronger chin, Patterson the more experienced. I see Floyd winning a majority decision in 12 rounds.
     
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  12. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Patterson beat Moorer level guys. Although he never faced a top level southpaw
     
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  13. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    Tbh there's very few top level southpaws in HW history.

    Only 2 by my count, and that's Byrd and Sanders.

    Ibragimov and Moorer are below those 2 imo
     
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