Sammy "The King" Floyd started boxing at age 16 in Louisville, Kentucky.
He was a Golden Gloves champion in the 1960s.
Floyd served in the U.S. Army from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. He won the All-Army Championship in 1970 and various European titles while stationed in Germany.
Floyd held the Universal Boxing Association Junior Middleweight Championship in 1985 and later held the Mid-American Middleweight Championship.
He was a sparring partner for World Welterweight Champion Lloyd Honeyghan in the late 1980s.
After his boxing career ended, Floyd worked as a trainer, a referee and a judge.