FLOYD «The Gentleman of Boxing» PATTERSON ✪ Fighter of the Year by The Ring (1956,1960)


Floyd Patterson (January 4, 1935 – May 11, 2006) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1952 to 1972, and twice reigned as the world heavyweight champion between 1956 and 1962. At the age of 21, he became the youngest boxer in history to win the title, and was also the first heavyweight to regain the title after losing it. As an amateur, he won a gold medal in the middleweight division at the 1952 Summer Olympics.
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
Light heavyweight
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Reach 71 in (180 cm)
Nationality American
Born January 4, 1935
Waco, North Carolina, U.S.
Died May 11, 2006 (aged 71)
New Paltz, New York, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 64
Wins 55
Wins by KO 40
Losses 8
Draws 1



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