Floyd Patterson vs Tony Galento

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  1. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think Floyd has a tough fight with this one
     
  2. George Crowcroft

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    I don't. Floyd beats him in a dominant performance with a **** tonne of KDs.
     
  3. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You would have to favor Patterson, but it would be a dangerous fight for him.

    If I am Patterson's manager, then Galento has to get the #1 ranking, if he wants a shot at the title!
     
  4. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Active Member Full Member

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    This fight would look like Floyd Patterson vs George Chuvalo, on Feb 1 1965, or Floyd vs Oscar Bonavena on Feb 14 1972, Patterson won both fights by unanimous decision. Tony Galento would have met the same fate as those two facing Floyd Patterson. Patterson has the faster hands, and Chuvalo and Bonavena could not put him on the canvas.
     
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  5. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Galento probably hit harder than Chuvalo or Bonavena, but I broadly agree with your analysis.
     
  6. Charlietf

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    Patterson in his prime was too fast and skilled to lose against this bunch of fat bar brawler. Floyd would knock him te **** out
     
  7. Charlietf

    Charlietf Active Member Full Member

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    Charley Goldman worked with marciano and bonavena and he said that oscar did hit a bit harder
     
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  8. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Probably similar to Louis fight. Maybe a knick down but it ends with A TKO victory for floyd
     
  9. The Undefeated Lachbuster

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    Dangerous fight, but Patterson beats his face in for a UD
     
  10. The Undefeated Lachbuster

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    Patterson would fight much, much more passively than Louis did
     
  11. janitor

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    I am frankly not sure that Galento didn't hit harder than Marciano either!

    He is one of the few examples of a contender that made it on little more than power.
     
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  12. Richard M Murrieta

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    Thanks.
     
  13. Gazelle Punch

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    Probably but Galento would still tire late rounds
     
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  14. Abysmal Brute1983

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    Galento is strangely underrated here. Patterson will attempt to get inside while whiffing lefts at Galentos iron chin and subtle defense. When inside he will be met by a tricky operator with a heavy left hook to the chin and body.

    Patterson was a terribly chinny fighter equipped with the tragic quality that is his unbendable will to fight. And he will be hit a plenty by the sneaky Galento. I would say an upset by the definition of the word but Galento must be favored by the sensible man.
     
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  15. 70sFan865

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    Patterson, probably by late KO.
     


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