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Floyd Patterson Biography

Growing Up, A Needed Change, Back In The City, After The Gold, ChronologyCONTACT INFORMATION, SELECTED WRITINGS BY PATTERSON:


American boxer

Floyd Patterson became the youngest heavyweight champion, a record he held onto until a young fighter by the name of Mike Tyson entered the ring almost four decades later. A fast-moving and clever heavyweight with a snappy punch, Patterson was by no means the strongest of fighters, but he had resilience and heart, and he called upon his determination to overcome severe psychological handicaps and remain a contender in the ring for over two decades.


Address: Floyd Patterson, c/o CMG Worldwide, 8560 Sunset Boulevard 10th Floor Penthouse, West Hollywood, CA 90069.


(With Milton Gross) Victory Over Myself, Bernard Geis Associates, 1962.

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