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Jimmy Ellis vs. Floyd Patterson

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1968-09-14 : Floyd Patterson 188½ lbs lost to Jimmy Ellis 198 lbs by PTS in round 15 of 15

  • Location: Råsunda Fotbollsstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Referee: Harold Valan 6-9
  • Unofficial AP scorecard: 7-4-4 Patterson
  • Unofficial New York Times scorecard: 7-6-2 Ellis
  • UPI poll of 8 sportswriters at ringside: 6 scored for Patterson and 2 for Ellis
  • World Boxing Association Heavyweight Title (1st defense by Ellis)
  • Promoter: Edwin Ahlqvist (this was his 109th boxing show and first World Title bout)
  • Announcer: Bengt Grive
  • Ring Doctor: Per Stromback
  • Round Card Girl: Thelma Thenstrom
  • Attendance: 18,792
  • Purses: Ellis--40% guarantee (650,000 krona), Patterson--20% guarantee (325,000 krona)
  • Odds: Ellis was a 2½-1 favorite
  • Shown on color television in Sweden (a rare event)
  • Introduced in the ring prior to the bout were Harry Persson, Lennart Risberg and Olle Tandberg

Source: IBRO Journal Issue No. 80, pp. 23-30

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