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Floyd Patterson boxer

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

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 Titles Result
Sept. 20, 1972 Muhammad Ali WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York NABF Heavyweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
July 14, 1972 Pedro Agosto WLWLWL Singer Bowl, Flushing, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 11, 1972 Oscar Bonavena WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 23, 1971 Charlie Harris LWLLLL Multnomah County Expo Center, Portland WIN
KO
Aug. 21, 1971 Vic Brown LWWWLL Peace Bridge Arena, Buffalo WIN
Unanimous decision
July 17, 1971 Charley Polite WLWLLW Erie Arena, Erie WIN
Unanimous decision
May 26, 1971 Terry Daniels WWWLWW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
March 29, 1971 Roger Russell LLLLLL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 15, 1971 Levi Forte LWLLWL Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
KO
Sept. 15, 1970 Charley Green WLLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Sept. 14, 1968 Jimmy Ellis WWWWWW Råsunda Fotbollsstadion, Stockholm World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
Oct. 28, 1967 Jerry Quarry WWWWDW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Majority decision
June 9, 1967 Jerry Quarry WWWWWW Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles DRAW
Majority decision
March 30, 1967 Bill McMurray WLWWDL Civic Arena, Pittsburgh WIN
KO
Feb. 13, 1967 Willie Johnson WLWLWW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
KO
Sept. 20, 1966 Henry Cooper WWLWWL Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
KO
Nov. 22, 1965 Muhammad Ali WWWWWW Convention Center, Las Vegas World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
May 14, 1965 Tod Herring WWWLWW Johanneshov, Stockholm WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 1, 1965 George Chuvalo DLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 12, 1964 Charlie Powell WLLWWL Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan WIN
KO
July 5, 1964 Eddie Machen DWWWWW Råsunda, Solna WIN
Points
Jan. 6, 1964 Santo Amonti WWLDWW Johanneshov, Stockholm WIN
Technical knockout
July 22, 1963 Sonny Liston WWWWWW Convention Center, Las Vegas LOSS
KO
Sept. 25, 1962 Sonny Liston WWWWWW Comiskey Park, Chicago LOSS
KO
Dec. 4, 1961 Tom McNeeley WWWWWW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
KO
March 13, 1961 Ingemar Johansson WWWWWL Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
KO
June 20, 1960 Ingemar Johansson WWWWWW Polo Grounds, New York World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
June 26, 1959 Ingemar Johansson WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOSS
Technical knockout
May 1, 1959 Brian London WWLWWL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Indianapolis World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 18, 1958 Roy Harris WWWWWW Wrigley Field, Los Angeles World Heavyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Aug. 22, 1957 Pete Rademacher Sicks' Stadium, Seattle WIN
KO
July 29, 1957 Tommy Jackson LWWLWW Polo Grounds, New York World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 30, 1956 Archie Moore WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
KO
June 8, 1956 Tommy Jackson WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
April 10, 1956 Alvin Williams WWWWLW Memorial Hall, Kansas City WIN
KO
March 12, 1956 Jimmy Walls LLLLLL New Britain WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 8, 1955 Jimmy Slade WLLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 13, 1955 Calvin Brad WWLLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Sept. 29, 1955 Dave Whitlock LWWDWW Winterland Arena, San Francisco WIN
KO
Sept. 8, 1955 Alvin Williams LWWWWW Moncton WIN
Technical knockout
July 6, 1955 Archie McBride WLLLLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
June 23, 1955 Yvon Durelle WWLLLW Newcastle WIN
Corner retirement
March 17, 1955 Esau Ferdinand WWLWLW Auditorium, Oakland WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 17, 1955 Don Grant WWWWLW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 7, 1955 Willie Troy WLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Corner retirement
Nov. 19, 1954 Jimmy Slade WWLWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 22, 1954 Joe Gannon WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 11, 1954 Esau Ferdinand LWWWLW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 2, 1954 Tommy Harrison WLDWWL Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
July 12, 1954 Jacques Royer Crecy LLWLWL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Technical knockout
June 7, 1954 Joey Maxim WWLWLL Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 10, 1954 Jesse Turner WLWWWL Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
April 19, 1954 Alvin Williams DLWLWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
March 30, 1954 Sammy Brown WWLWWW Turner's Arena, Washington WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 15, 1954 Yvon Durelle WWWWLD Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 14, 1953 Dick Wagner LLWWWL Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 19, 1953 Wes Bascom LLDLLW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
June 1, 1953 Gordon Wallace WWWLDW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
April 13, 1953 Dick Wagner WLLWWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Split-decision
Jan. 28, 1953 Chester Mieszala WLLLWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 29, 1952 Lalu Sabotin WWLLLL Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 31, 1952 Lester Jackson WWLWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 6, 1952 Sammy Walker WWWLLL Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 12, 1952 Eddie Godbold LDLWWL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
KO