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*'''World Heavyweight Title'''
 
*'''World Heavyweight Title'''
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== Comments ==
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== Notes ==
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*Patterson was knocked down in 5th round.
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*Ali nicknamed Patterson "The Rabbit" because "he's scared like a rabbit."
*Refree Harold Krause stopped the bout at 2:18 of 12th round
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*Before the fight, Patterson insisted on calling Ali "Cassius Clay." Ali responded by calling Patterson an "Uncle Tom" and promising to humiliate him.  
*Before the fight Floyd Patterson proclaimed that he was going to win title "back to america". Patterson also refusing to refer Muhammad Ali by any name other than Cassius clay. This all infuriated Ali so much that he was determined to make Patterson suffer in the ring.
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*Ali taunted Patterson during the fight with remarks like, "Come on American. Come on 'white' American."
*Almost every time when Ali hit Patterson he taunted him.
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*Patterson fought the fight with a bad back, and his corner worked on his back between rounds.
*The crowd booed to Ali. They felt that Ali treated Patterson with cruelty and disrespect.
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*Patterson took a knee in the sixth round.
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*Referee Harry Krause stopped the fight in the twelfth round with Patterson on his feet taking punishment. Krause said, "It was hurting me to watch."
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*The crowd booed Ali, believing he treated Patterson with cruelty and disrespect.
 
   
 
   
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
*"Floyd Patterson will be no match. He is too short, too slow, don't have a reach, can't take a punch, he don't hit hard and he don't have a footwork" - Ali in interview before the fight
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*"The image of a Black Muslim as the World Heavyweight Champion disgraces the sport and the nation." - Patterson before the fight
*"I wanted to go out with a great punch" - Exhausted Patterson after the match
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*"Patterson says he's gonna bring the title back to America. If you don't believe the title is already in America, just see who I pay taxes to." - Ali's response to Patterson
*"He could have knocked Patterson out whenever he really went to work.  Lets face it, Clay is selfish and cruel." - Ex-champion Joe Louis's opinion about the match.
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*"This will be a mismatch. Floyd Patterson will be no match. He's too short, he's too slow, he don't have the reach, he can't take a punch, he don't hit hard and he don't have the footwork. This will be a mismatch. I'll hit him about six times to every every miss that he throws." - Ali in an interview before the fight
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*"In my honest opinion, if I was watching the fight at home on TV, I would have wanted it stopped, but I preferred to be counted out." - Patterson after the fight
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*"He could have knocked Patterson out whenever he wanted, but let's face it, Clay is selfish and cruel." - [[Joe Louis]] after the fight.

Revision as of 23:15, 30 July 2012

Sports Illustrated cover

1965-11-22 : Floyd Patterson 196¾ lbs lost to Muhammad Ali 210 lbs by TKO at 2:18 in round 12 of 15


Notes

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  • Ali nicknamed Patterson "The Rabbit" because "he's scared like a rabbit."
  • Before the fight, Patterson insisted on calling Ali "Cassius Clay." Ali responded by calling Patterson an "Uncle Tom" and promising to humiliate him.
  • Ali taunted Patterson during the fight with remarks like, "Come on American. Come on 'white' American."
  • Patterson fought the fight with a bad back, and his corner worked on his back between rounds.
  • Patterson took a knee in the sixth round.
  • Referee Harry Krause stopped the fight in the twelfth round with Patterson on his feet taking punishment. Krause said, "It was hurting me to watch."
  • The crowd booed Ali, believing he treated Patterson with cruelty and disrespect.

Quotes

  • "The image of a Black Muslim as the World Heavyweight Champion disgraces the sport and the nation." - Patterson before the fight
  • "Patterson says he's gonna bring the title back to America. If you don't believe the title is already in America, just see who I pay taxes to." - Ali's response to Patterson
  • "This will be a mismatch. Floyd Patterson will be no match. He's too short, he's too slow, he don't have the reach, he can't take a punch, he don't hit hard and he don't have the footwork. This will be a mismatch. I'll hit him about six times to every every miss that he throws." - Ali in an interview before the fight
  • "In my honest opinion, if I was watching the fight at home on TV, I would have wanted it stopped, but I preferred to be counted out." - Patterson after the fight
  • "He could have knocked Patterson out whenever he wanted, but let's face it, Clay is selfish and cruel." - Joe Louis after the fight.
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