Prime Floyd Patterson vs prime Roy Jones Jr.

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Floyd Patterson vs Roy Jones Jr.

  1. Floyd Patterson by KO/TKO/RTD

    7 vote(s)
    46.7%
  2. Floyd Patterson by UD

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Roy Jones Jr. by KO/TKO/RTD

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  4. Roy Jones Jr. by UD

    4 vote(s)
    26.7%
  5. Draw

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  1. CroBox29

    CroBox29 New Member Full Member

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    Who would win on light heavyweight?
     
  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cincinnati Cobra Full Member

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    Tough one, Patterson definitely wins above LHW.

    I think Patterson probably catches Roy, but I'm not sure he'd stop him at 175, and I voted in the poll without reading the OP. I think Jones would stop Patterson at 175 now I'm contemplating it.
     
  3. Oddone

    Oddone Best Forehead Award Winner booted Full Member

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    Jones. Just as fast as Floyd but more mentally there.
     
  4. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

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  5. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I hate to say it but I fear Floyd would be hurt over a long distance fight, Roy dropping him several times over the course of the fight till he's finally stopped, on his feet, about the 11 th. Not to say that Floyd's uncompetitive but Roy cancel s everything out. Only Floyd's speed of hands and fighting heart keep him in the fight for as long.
     
  6. GOAT Primo Carnera

    GOAT Primo Carnera Active Member Full Member

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    Incredible ****ing awesome fight!!!!
    This one would be an absolute masterpiece!!
     
  7. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  8. lloydturnip

    lloydturnip Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Floyd by knock out. A close fight both very fast but I see Floyd catching roy and sparking him out .flat out like ingo or Cooper.in about six rnds
     
  9. Webbiano

    Webbiano Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I’d take Floyd on the basis that he’s more proven at the weight
     
  10. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    What guys would you put forward that make Floyd more proven at 175 than Jones?
     
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  11. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    As long as he wasn't weight drained I'd take Floyd here.
    Roy's usual advantages in speed wouldn't be as apparent and I think Floyd would catch him.
    Of course Floyd's chin wasn't exactly the best but it was heavy hitting heavyweights like Liston and Johansson who put him down, although i'm sure he'd be shook up by Roy I think he'd come through it and take Roy out.
     
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  12. Webbiano

    Webbiano Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    apologies my dude, I genuinely thought this was at heavyweight
     
  13. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ah ok, i wondered if that might be the case mate. Cheers.
     
  14. GoldenHulk

    GoldenHulk Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Floyd, Roy would be competitive for a while, but Patterson hit hard as a heavyweight, and his power at 175 would be crushing. Also Ali, said Floyd was the fastest fighter he fought. Patteron ko in 5-8.
     
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  15. Webbiano

    Webbiano Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Makes for a much more intriguing match up at light heavy. Patterson was far from the finished product at this point, so the thread title is a little bit deceiving, although he was still incredibly talented even though he was so young. I think I’d be backing Roy at light heavy
     
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