Floyd Patterson (Boxer), born on January 4, 1935 in Waco, USA. Floyd Patterson's age 83 years (at death) & Zodiac Sign Capricorn, nationality American (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is Black. Let's check, How Tall is Floyd Patterson?
Floyd Patterson Bio
Floyd Patterson Height
6 ft 1 in (183 cm/)
|Height & Weight|
|Height (in Feet-Inches)||6 ft 1 in|
|Height (in Centimeters)||183 cm|
|Height (in Meters)|
|Weight (in Kilograms)||78 kg|
|Weight (in Pounds)||172 lbs|
Floyd Patterson Body Measurements
Floyd Patterson's full body measurements are .
Floyd Patterson FAQs
What happened to Floyd Patterson?
Patterson suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and prostate cancer in his final years. He died at home in New Paltz, on May 11, 2006, at the age of 71. His body was buried at New Paltz Rural Cemetery in New Paltz, Ulster County, New York.
How old was Muhammad Ali when he fought Floyd Patterson?
On February 25, 1964, 22-year-old Cassius Clay shocks the odds-makers by dethroning world heavyweight boxing champ Sonny Liston in a seventh-round technical knockout. The dreaded Liston, who had twice demolished former champ Floyd Patterson in one round, was an 8-to-1 favorite.
Was Floyd Patterson a good boxer?
He also was inducted into the International Boxing Hall Of Fame. He had a record of 55 wins, 8 losses, and 1 draw, with 40 wins by knockout. Although Patterson has often been physically called one of the least able men to ever hold a boxing title, he was a gentleman outside of the sport.
Who defeated Floyd Patterson?
When Ingemar Johansson sent Floyd Patterson crashing to the canvas seven times in one round at New York’s Yankee Stadium on 26 June 1959, he became the first Swede, and only the third European, to win the heavyweight championship of the world.
Floyd Patterson was an American professional boxer who competed from 1952 to 1972, and twice reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1956 to 1962. At the age of 21, he became the youngest boxer in history to win the title, and was also the first heavyweight to regain the title after losing it. As an amateur, he won a gold medal in the middleweight division at the 1952 Summer Olympics. In 1956 and 1960, Patterson was voted Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991. Born into a poor family in Waco, North Carolina, Patterson was the youngest of eleven children and experienced an insular and troubled childhood. His family moved to Brooklyn, New York, where Floyd was a truant and petty thief. At age ten, he was sent to the Wiltwyck School for Boys, a reform school in upstate New York, which he credited with turning his life around. He stayed there for almost 2 years. He attended high school in New Paltz, New York where he succeeded in all sports . At age fourteen, he started to box, trained by Cus D’Amato at his Gramercy Gym. Aged just 17, Patterson won the Gold medal in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics as a middleweight. 1952 turned out to be a good year for the young Patterson; in addition to Olympic gold, Patterson won the National Amateur Middleweight Championship and New York Golden Gloves Middleweight Championship.Read Full Biography Wikipedia