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Muhammad Ali vs. Floyd Patterson

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== 1965-11-22 : Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA: Muhammad Ali won Floyd Patterson by TKO in round 12==
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[[Image:SI2321.jpg|right|200px|thumb|Sports Illustrated cover]]
 
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<fight>20866</fight>
*World Heavyweight Title
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*'''World Heavyweight Title'''
*Referee: Harold Krause
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*[[:File:F20866b.JPG|Photo #2]], [[:File:F20866.JPG|Photo #3]]
*Patterson was knocked down in 5th round.
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*Refree Harold Krause stopped the bout at 2:18 of 12th round
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== Notes ==
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[[File:Ali-Patterson1.jpeg|right|200px]][[File:Ali-PattersonI.jpg|right|200px]][[File:Ali-Patterson11-22-65.jpg|right|200px]]
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*Ali nicknamed Patterson "The Rabbit" because "he's scared like a rabbit."
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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.
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*Ali taunted Patterson during the fight with remarks like, "Come on American. Come on 'white' American."
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*Patterson fought the fight with a bad back, and his corner worked on his back between rounds.
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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.
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==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.  Let’s 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

Ali-Patterson1.jpeg
Ali-PattersonI.jpg
Ali-Patterson11-22-65.jpg
  • 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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