Floyd Patterson boxer

Floyd Patterson boxer
bouts
64
won
55
lost
8
draw
1
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1952-09-12
Height
6′ 0″/183cm
Reach
71″/180cm
Age
71
Born
1935-01-04
Death
2006-05-11
Nationality
USA

In 1956 and 1960, Patterson was voted Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991.Born into a poor family in Waco, North Carolina, Patterson was the youngest of eleven children. He experienced an insular and troubled childhood. His family moved to Brooklyn, New York, where Floyd was a truant and a petty thief. At age 10, he was sent to the Wiltwyck School for Boys, a reform School in upstate New York, which he credited with turning his life around. He stayed there for almost two years. He attended high school in New Paltz, New York where he succeeded in all sports.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1972-09-20 Muhammad Ali WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Corner retirement
1972-07-14 Pedro Agosto WLWLWL Singer Bowl, Flushing, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
1972-02-11 Oscar Bonavena WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1971-11-23 Charlie Harris LWLLLL Multnomah County Expo Center, Portland WIN
KO
1971-08-21 Vic Brown LWWWLL Peace Bridge Arena, Buffalo WIN
Unanimous decision
1971-07-17 Charley Polite WLWLLW Erie Arena, Erie WIN
Unanimous decision
1971-05-26 Terry Daniels WWWLWW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
1971-03-29 Roger Russell LLLLLL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1971-01-15 Levi Forte LWLLWL Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
KO
1970-09-15 Charley Green WLLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
1968-09-14 Jimmy Ellis WWWWWW Råsunda Fotbollsstadion, Stockholm LOST
Points
1967-10-28 Jerry Quarry WWWWDW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Majority decision
1967-06-09 Jerry Quarry WWWWWW Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles DRAW
Majority decision
1967-03-30 Bill McMurray WLWWDL Civic Arena, Pittsburgh WIN
KO
1967-02-13 Willie Johnson WLWLWW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
KO
1966-09-20 Henry Cooper WWLWWL Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
KO
1965-11-22 Muhammad Ali WWWWWW Convention Center, Las Vegas LOST
Technical knockout
1965-05-14 Tod Herring WWWLWW Johanneshov, Stockholm WIN
Technical knockout
1965-02-01 George Chuvalo DLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1964-12-12 Charlie Powell WLLWWL Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan WIN
KO
1964-07-05 Eddie Machen DWWWWW Råsunda, Solna WIN
Points
1964-01-06 Santo Amonti WWLDWW Johanneshov, Stockholm WIN
Technical knockout
1963-07-22 Sonny Liston WWWWWW Convention Center, Las Vegas LOST
KO
1962-09-25 Sonny Liston WWWWWW Comiskey Park, Chicago LOST
KO
1961-12-04 Tom McNeeley WWWWWW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
KO
1961-03-13 Ingemar Johansson WWWWWL Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
KO
1960-06-20 Ingemar Johansson WWWWWW Polo Grounds, New York WIN
KO
1959-06-26 Ingemar Johansson WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOST
Technical knockout
1959-05-01 Brian London WWLWWL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Indianapolis WIN
KO
1958-08-18 Roy Harris WWWWWW Wrigley Field, Los Angeles WIN
Corner retirement
1957-08-22 Pete Rademacher Sicks' Stadium, Seattle WIN
KO
1957-07-29 Tommy Jackson LWWLWW Polo Grounds, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1956-11-30 Archie Moore WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
KO
1956-06-08 Tommy Jackson WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
1956-04-10 Alvin Williams WWWWLW Memorial Hall, Kansas City WIN
KO
1956-03-12 Jimmy Walls LLLLLL New Britain WIN
Technical knockout
1955-12-08 Jimmy Slade WLLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1955-10-13 Calvin Brad WWLLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
1955-09-29 Dave Whitlock LWWDWW Winterland Arena, San Francisco WIN
KO
1955-09-08 Alvin Williams LWWWWW Moncton WIN
Technical knockout
1955-07-06 Archie McBride WLLLLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
1955-06-23 Yvon Durelle WWLLLW Newcastle WIN
Corner retirement
1955-03-17 Esau Ferdinand WWLWLW Auditorium, Oakland WIN
Technical knockout
1955-01-17 Don Grant WWWWLW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
1955-01-07 Willie Troy WLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Corner retirement
1954-11-19 Jimmy Slade WWLWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-10-22 Joe Gannon WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-10-11 Esau Ferdinand LWWWLW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-08-02 Tommy Harrison WLDWWL Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
1954-07-12 Jacques Royer Crecy LLWLWL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1954-06-07 Joey Maxim WWLWLL Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn LOST
Unanimous decision
1954-05-10 Jesse Turner WLWWWL Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-04-19 Alvin Williams DLWLWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-03-30 Sammy Brown WWLWWW Turner's Arena, Washington WIN
Technical knockout
1954-02-15 Yvon Durelle WWWWLD Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
1953-12-14 Dick Wagner LLWWWL Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
1953-10-19 Wes Bascom LLDLLW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
1953-06-01 Gordon Wallace WWWLDW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
1953-04-13 Dick Wagner WLLWWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Split-decision
1953-01-28 Chester Mieszala WLLLWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
1952-12-29 Lalu Sabotin WWLLLL Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
1952-10-31 Lester Jackson WWLWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1952-10-06 Sammy Walker WWWLLL Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
1952-09-12 Eddie Godbold LDLWWL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
KO