Floyd Patterson (January 4, 1935 – May 11, 2006) was an American professional boxer and former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion. At 21, Patterson became the youngest man to win the world heavyweight title. He was also the first heavyweight boxer to regain the title. He had a record of 55 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw, with 40 wins by knockout. He won the gold medal at the 1952 Olympic Games as a middleweight.

Floyd Patterson (January 4, 1935 – May 11, 2006) was an American professional boxer and former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion. At 21, Patterson became the youngest man to win the world heavyweight title. He was also the first heavyweight boxer to regain the title. He had a record of 55 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw, with 40 wins by knockout. He won the gold medal at the 1952 Olympic Games as a middleweight.

My grandfather arm wrestling with Floyd Patterson 1963

My grandfather arm wrestling with Floyd Patterson 1963

Ali knocks down Floyd Patterson in the 12th round to take his career record to 22-0

Muhammad Ali, The Greatest in pictures: A look back at the life of the most famous sportsman in the world

Ali knocks down Floyd Patterson in the 12th round to take his career record to 22-0

Ring Magazine: March 1958 articles: D-Amato Reveals All (Floyd Patterson's Manager Cus D'A

Ring Magazine: March 1958 articles: D-Amato Reveals All (Floyd Patterson's Manager Cus D'A

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