Frank Bruno vs Floyd Patterson

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  1. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    I would say Bruno beat the same number of live opponents that Ruddock, Lyle, Cooney, Tommy Morrison, Anthony Joshua and big cat Williams all did.

    There are not that many great fighters who’s best wins were not over guys who had seen better days. In fact the vast majority of all successful champions records list wins over men past their best days.
     
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  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    This thread probably deserves a bump, since it's Frank Bruno month again !
     
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  3. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Patterson gets hurt on the way in, Bruno tries but can't finishes him and gassed then Patterson knocks him out.
     
  4. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Floyd Patterson has fought the likes of Archie Moore, Tommy Hurricane Jackson, Roy Harris, Ingo, Sonny Liston, Muhammad Ali, George Chuvalo, Jerry Quarry, and Oscar Bonavena, to name quite a few. Frank Bruno has his share of good fighters on his record but everyone remembers the beating that he received from Terrible Tim Witherspoon and Mike Tyson. Bruno is no Liston to beat a fighter like Floyd. I see a very lopsided win for the quick handed Patterson on points.
     
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  5. lone star

    lone star New Member Full Member

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    Frank only lost to really big punchers. Smith in the last round with several big shots. Witherspoon punch after punch. Mike Tyson nearly uppercuts Bruno’s head off. Lennox punched the **** out of Frank. But Franks problem was not covering up or holding on. Sure took a hell of a lot of shots and still didn’t go down. Not until second Tyson fight and even then Mike had to throw several shots. Frank would have no fear of Floyd’s power. I know Frank gets underrated/overrated at times but no way does a Cruiserweight and a small Cruiserweight at that even comes close to outboxing a fighter with Franks jab and overall power the first time Frank lands a meaningful punch what do you think Floyd’s gonna do? Try to take him the distance in the hope he tires? Frank only struggled against big punchers. No way Floyd hits hard or fast enough to even bother Frank.
     
  6. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Floyd Patterson imo is more skilled but sorry, size matters
     
  7. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Frank Bruno is BIGGER Than Cleveland Williams
     
  8. lone star

    lone star New Member Full Member

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    Exactly. Let’s take Oleksandr Usyk as an example. 6ft 3inch. 78 reach. That’s one inch height over Ali. Same reach. I know height and reach and weight ain’t everything but come on. How do you think Floyd’s gets on in the Cruiserweight never mind heavyweight division. And Frank is one big heavyweight.
     
  9. SheenLantern

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    I'm curious as to what makes you think this. Bruno never had an issue getting a hurt man out of there, and Floyd always seemed to fold once he was hurt.
     
  10. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think every month should commemorate Frank Bruno !!
     
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  11. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Patterson hits faster than anyone.
    And certainly has power enough to KO Bruno.
     
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  12. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Bruno would go the same way as Henry Cooper :

     
  13. GOAT Primo Carnera

    GOAT Primo Carnera Member of the PC Fan Club Full Member

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    As soon as Frank pressures Floyd, sensing that he´s unable to handle the pressure, as soon as Frank lands anything on his mandible, Floyd gets down and the fight is over. I don´t see him boxing Frank long enough to gas.

    But yes, Patterson in the 80s division of 190lb would be nice fights.
     
  14. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Your point being?
     
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  15. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The point is size matters to an extent. Floyd Patterson may be more skilled pound for pound but he is a low end cruiserweight on the scales. Bruno would pummel him in few rounds