Floyd Patterson

Professional Boxer, Boxer

1935 – 2006

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Who was Floyd Patterson?

Floyd Patterson was an American professional boxer and former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion. At 21, Patterson became the youngest man to win the world heavyweight title. He was also the first heavyweight boxer to regain the title. He had a record of 55 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw, with 40 wins by knockout. He won the gold medal at the 1952 Olympic Games as a middleweight.

Although Mike Tyson later became the youngest boxer to win a world heavyweight title Patterson remains the youngest Undisputed Heavyweight Champion. Patterson was trained by legendary trainer Cus D'Amato.

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Born
Jan 4, 1935
Waco
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • North Carolina
  • Brooklyn
Died
May 11, 2006
New Paltz

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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