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Floyd Patterson

W L D
55 8 1
40 KOs 5 KOs
last 6


bouts 64
rounds 419
KOs 63%
 
global ID 9038
born 1935-01-04
death date2006-05-11 / age 71
debut1952-09-12 / age 17
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 0″   /   183cm
reach
71″   /   180cm
residence
Brooklyn, New York, USA
birth place
Waco, North Carolina, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1972-09-20
188½Muhammad Ali21838 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LRTD7/15
 L 
RTD
7/15
  
time: 3:00   referee: Arthur Mercante 1-6   judges: Jack Gordon 2-4, Tony Castellano 3-3
NABF heavyweight title
Fight stopped on cuts and swelling around Patterson's eyes
1972-07-14
193½Pedro Agosto19621 3 0
Singer Bowl, Flushing, Queens, New York, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 3:00   referee: Arthur Mercante
Bout stopped on cuts
1972-02-11
191¾Oscar Bonavena20647 7 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Johnny LoBianco
Scoring: 5-4-1, 6-4, 7-2-1
Patterson down in the 4th.
1971-11-23
195Charlie Harris218½8 13 1
Multnomah County Expo Center, Portland, Oregon, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 2:31   referee: Bill Thornburg
1971-08-21
189Vic Brown19822 18 0
Peace Bridge Arena, Buffalo, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Arthur Mercante 9-1   judges: Richard Fay 10-0, Tony Castellano 10-0
1971-07-17
190Charley Polite22214 18 3
Erie Arena, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Buck McTiernan 49-39 50-40 50-40
1971-05-26
190½Terry Daniels188½24 2 1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: John Christopher 49-41   judges: Tony LaBranch 50-40, James Bidens 50-41
1971-03-29
192Roger Russell18513 8 2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
time: 1:29   referee: Zach Clayton
1971-01-15
192¼Levi Forte199¼19 22 2
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:20   referee: Cy Gottfried
Changed date to Friday per Sat 1/16 Miami News detailing fight.
1970-09-15
186Charley Green18413 6 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO10/10
 W  
KO
10/10
  
time: 1:15   referee: Tony Perez
1968-09-14
188½Jimmy Ellis19826 5 0
Råsunda Fotbollsstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Harold Valan 6-9
WBA World heavyweight title
1967-10-28
195½Jerry Quarry19524 1 4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LMD12/12
 L 
MD
12/12
  
referee: Vern Bybee 6-6   judges: Lee Grossman 6-7, Joey Lomas 6-7
Elimination Tournament for WBA Heavyweight Title
(Ellis-Martin/Bonavena-Mildenberger/Quarry-Patterson/Spencer-Terrell)
Patterson down in the 2nd
1967-06-09
194Jerry Quarry19323 1 3
Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA
DMD10/10
 D 
MD
10/10
  
referee: John Thomas 5-5judges: George Latka 6-7, Dick Young 6-6
Patterson down twice in the 2nd, Quarry down in the 7th
1967-03-30
197Bill McMurray209½23 16 2
Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:37   referee: Buck McTiernan
1967-02-13
200¼Willie Johnson183½14 20 1
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 2:05   referee: Cy Gottfried
1966-09-20
193Henry Cooper191¾33 12 1
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 2:10   referee: Wally Thom
Cooper was knocked down three times.
1965-11-22
196¾Muhammad Ali21021 0 0
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LTKO12/15
 L 
TKO
12/15
  
time: 2:18   referee: Harold Krause 46-53   judges: Harold Buck 45-54, Bill Stremmell 43-53
World Heavyweight Title
1965-05-14
196½Tod Herring21226 3 0
Johanneshov, Stockholm, Sweden
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 0:40   referee: Teddy Waltham
1965-02-01
197¼George Chuvalo20829 8 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Zach Clayton 6-5   judges: Joe Armstrong 8-4, Tony Castellano 7-5
1964-12-12
197Charlie Powell21325 9 3
Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 1:21   referee: Jersey Joe Walcott
1964-07-05
192½Eddie Machen198½47 4 2
Råsunda, Solna, Sweden
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Teddy Waltham
1964-01-06
192Santo Amonti19147 4 3
Johanneshov, Stockholm, Sweden
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
time: 2:25   referee: Andrew Smyth
Amonti down in 2nd, 4th and 8th
1963-07-22
194½Sonny Liston21534 1 0
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LKO1/15
 L 
KO
1/15
  
time: 2:10   referee: Harold Krause
World Heavyweight Title
Patterson down 3 times
1962-09-25
189Sonny Liston21333 1 0
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LKO1/15
 L 
KO
1/15
  
time: 2:06   referee: Frank Sikora   judges: Harold MarovitzJohn Bray
~ World Heavyweight Title ~
1961-12-04
188½Tom McNeeley19723 0 0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W KO4/15
 W  
KO
4/15
  
time: 2:51   referee: Jersey Joe Walcott
World Heavyweight Title
McNeeley was floored eleven times.
1961-03-13
194¾Ingemar Johansson206½22 1 0
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W KO6/15
 W  
KO
6/15
  
time: 2:45   referee: Bill Regan
World Heavyweight Title
Patterson was knocked down twice in the 1st round, Johansson was then knocked down at the end of the 1st. Johansson was floored for the count in the 6th.
1960-06-20
190Ingemar Johansson194¾22 0 0
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
W KO5/15
 W  
KO
5/15
  
time: 1:51   referee: Arthur Mercante   judges: Artie AidalaLeo Birnbaum
World Heavyweight Title
1959-06-26
182Ingemar Johansson19621 0 0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
LTKO3/15
 L 
TKO
3/15
  
time: 2:03   referee: Ruby Goldstein 2-0   judges: Bill Recht 1-1, Frank Forbes 2-0
World Heavyweight Title
Patterson down 7 times in third
1959-05-01
182½Brian London20622 4 0
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
W KO11/15
 W  
KO
11/15
  
time: 0:51   referee: Frank Sikora
World Heavyweight Title
1958-08-18
184½Roy Harris19423 0 0
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USA
W RTD12/15
 W  
RTD
12/15
  
referee: Mushy Callahan 117-97   judges: Frankie Van 116-102, Tommy Hart 117-98
World Heavyweight Title
1957-08-22
187¼Pete Rademacher202debut
Sicks' Stadium, Seattle, Washington, USA
W KO6/15
 W  
KO
6/15
  
time: 2:57   referee: Tommy Loughran
World Heavyweight Title
Rademacher, the 1956 Olympic Heavyweight Gold Medalist, was making his professional debut. Rademacher was knocked down six times, Patterson was knocked down in the 2nd round.
1957-07-29
184Tommy Jackson192½29 5 1
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
W TKO10/15
 W  
TKO
10/15
  
time: 1:52   referee: Ruby Goldstein 9-0   judges: Joe Agnello 9-0, Bill Recht 9-0
World Heavyweight Title
1956-11-30
182¼Archie Moore187¾159 20 8
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO5/15
 W  
KO
5/15
  
time: 2:27   referee: Frank Sikora   judges: John Bray 18-18, Jim McManus 20-16, Frank Sikora 20-17
~ Vacant World Heavyweight Title ~
1956-06-08
178Tommy Jackson193½27 4 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W SD12/12
 W  
SD
12/12
  
referee: Harry Kessler 5-6   judges: Harold Barnes 8-4, Bert Grant 7-5
World Heavyweight Title Eliminator
1956-04-10
183Alvin Williams17650 12 6
Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 1:58   referee: Mel Appling
1956-03-12
183Jimmy Walls19219 41 2
New Britain, Connecticut, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 2:29   referee: Max Muravnick
Walls was down once in the 1st and twice in the 2nd.
1955-12-08
178½Jimmy Slade18032 15 5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 2:05   referee: Dynamite Jackson 38-29
1955-10-13
175Calvin Brad174½9 5 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:58   referee: Frankie Van
Brad was knocked down twice.
1955-09-29
175½Dave Whitlock18135 14 2
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 0:52   referee: Jack Silver
Whitlock was knocked down twice.
1955-09-08
177Alvin Williams17249 11 6
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
time: 2:28   referee: Petey Scalzo
1955-07-06
170¾Archie McBride186¼26 9 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
time: 1:46   referee: Al Berl
McBride was down three times
1955-06-23
170Yvon Durelle17056 12 1
Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
W RTD5/10
 W  
RTD
5/10
  
Durelle did not answer the bell for round six.
1955-03-17
169Esau Ferdinand17444 12 8
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
time: 2:49   referee: Ray Flores
Ferdinand was down in the 7th round
1955-01-17
168Don Grant166¾15 1 0
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 1:13   referee: Barney Felix 4-0   judges: Leo Birnbaum 4-0, Joe Agnello 4-0
1955-01-07
166Willie Troy16230 2 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO5/8
 W  
TKO
5/8
  
referee: Al Berl
1954-11-19
169¼Jimmy Slade17528 11 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Harry Kessler 8-0   judges: George Barnes 8-0, Jack Gordon 7-0
Slade was down twice in the 1st, as well as once in the 2nd, 3rd, and 8th rounds. Slade's purse was held by the commission following his performance, which accused him of running away for most of the bout.
1954-10-22
170¼Joe Gannon17432 3 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Al Berl
Gannon out at the final bell
1954-10-11
169¼Esau Ferdinand16643 11 8
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Ray Miller 7-0   judges: Joe Eppy 7-1, Americo Schiavone 7-1
1954-08-02
169Tommy Harrison176¼22 9 2
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO1/8
 W  
TKO
1/8
  
time: 1:29   referee: Mark Conn
1954-07-12
164¾Jacques Royer Crecy16639 15 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W TKO7/8
 W  
TKO
7/8
  
referee: Mark Conn
Patterson was knocked down in the 1st for a six count. Bout was stopped on a bad cut over Royer-Crecy's right eye.
1954-06-07
168Joey Maxim17779 21 4
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LUD8/8
 L 
UD
8/8
  
referee: Ruby Goldstein 3-4   judges: Young Otto 1-7, Joe Eppy 3-5
1954-05-10
165½Jesse Turner157¾36 14 5
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Mark Conn 7-1   judges: Artie Aidala 7-1, Dave Stewart 8-0
1954-04-19
167Alvin Williams172¾44 10 6
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Teddy Martin 7-1   judges: Bill Recht 6-1, Joe Agnello 8-0
1954-03-30
167Sammy Brown168½6 1 0
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 1:40   referee: Ray Bowen
Brown was down twice in the 1st, and once in the 2nd.
1954-02-15
167Yvon Durelle17148 6 1
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Abe Simon 5-2   judges: Joe Eppy 5-3, Leo Birnbaum 5-3
Simon took the 8th round away from Patterson, due to a rabbit punch.
1953-12-14
168Dick Wagner17733 19 5
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO5/8
 W  
TKO
5/8
  
time: 2:29   referee: George Walsh
Wagner was knocked down twice in the 3rd and once in the 5th.
1953-10-19
166½Wes Bascom175¾16 7 1
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Ruby Goldstein
1953-06-01
165Gordon Wallace16323 3 1
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO3/8
 W  
TKO
3/8
  
time: 0:52   referee: Ray Miller
Wallace was down four times
1953-04-13
166½Dick Wagner175½33 18 5
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W SD8/8
 W  
SD
8/8
  
1953-01-28
163½Chester Mieszala16019 7 1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
time: 1:25   referee: Bill Doty
1952-12-29
167½Lalu Sabotin17521 6 0
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO5/8
 W  
TKO
5/8
  
time: 1:30   referee: Mark Conn
1952-10-31
165Lester Johnson163debut
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
time: 1:26   referee: George Walsh
1952-10-06
166Sammy Walker161¼37 32 6
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
time: 0:47
1952-09-12
164½Eddie Godbold1635 13 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
time: 1:39   referee: Barney Felix
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No Contest
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