Floyd Patterson Biography

Floyd Patterson 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.

Although Mike Tyson later became the youngest boxer to win a world heavyweight title Patterson remains the youngest Undisputed Heavyweight Champion. Patterson was trained by legendary trainer Cus D'Amato. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Floyd Patterson
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Professional Boxer
Ethnicity:
African American
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
January 4, 1935
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
Date of Death:
May 11, 2006
Age at Death:
71
Cause of Death:
Prostate cancer, Alzheimer's disease
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