Floyd Patterson Record & Stats

Floyd Patterson Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 20 years, Floyd Patterson fought 64 times with 55 wins, 8 losses, and 1 draw. By his last professional fight on September 20, 1972, Patterson's boxing record stood at 55-8-1 (40 KO wins, 5 KO losses).

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Waco, North Carolina, U.S.
“The Gentleman of Boxing”
Born
Jan 4, 1935
Died
May 11, 2006 (71 years)
Debut
Sep 12, 1952
Record
55-8-1
Rounds
421
KOs
40 (62.5%)
Height
183 cm
Reach
180 cm
Ape Index
-3 cm
Stance
Orthodox
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Floyd Patterson's record and stats
Floyd Patterson's Record

      Floyd Patterson (The Gentleman of Boxing) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Waco, North Carolina, U.S. on January 4, 1935. Patterson made his professional boxing debut at the age of 17 on September 12, 1952. He was a heavyweight world champion. He died on May 11, 2006 at the age of 71 years. Patterson is a Hall of Famer.

      Boxing Record

      Total Fights64
      Wins55
      Losses8
      Draws1
      No-Contests0
      KO Wins40
      Total Title Wins6
      Title Defenses6
      Title-Fight KO Wins8
      Losses via KO5
      #DateAgeOpponentResultVia
      64Sep 20, 197237 Muhammad AliLossRTD7
      63Jul 14, 197237Pedro AgostoWinTKO6
      62Feb 11, 197237 Oscar BonavenaWinUD
      61Nov 23, 197136Charlie HarrisWinKO6
      60Aug 21, 197136Vic BrownWinUD
      59Jul 17, 197136Charley PoliteWinUD
      58May 26, 197136Terry DanielsWinUD
      57Mar 29, 197136Roger RussellWinTKO9
      56Jan 16, 197136Levi ForteWinKO2
      55Sep 15, 197035Charley GreenWinKO10
      54Sep 14, 196833 Jimmy Ellis LossPTS
      53Oct 28, 196732 Jerry QuarryLossMD
      52Jun 9, 196732 Jerry QuarryDrawMD
      51Mar 30, 196732Bill McMurrayWinKO1
      50Feb 13, 196732Willie JohnsonWinKO3
      49Sep 20, 196631 Henry CooperWinKO4
      48Nov 22, 196530 Muhammad Ali LossTKO12
      47May 14, 196530Tod HerringWinTKO3
      46Feb 1, 196530 George ChuvaloWinUD
      45Dec 12, 196429Charlie PowellWinKO6
      44Jul 5, 196429Eddie MachenWinPTS
      43Jan 6, 196429Santo AmontiWinTKO8
      42Jul 22, 196328 Sonny Liston LossKO1
      41Sep 25, 196227 Sonny Liston LossKO1
      40Dec 4, 196126Tom McNeeley WinKO4
      39Mar 13, 196126 Ingemar Johansson WinKO6
      38Jun 20, 196025 Ingemar Johansson WinKO5
      37Jun 26, 195924 Ingemar Johansson LossTKO3
      36May 1, 195924Brian London WinKO11
      35Aug 18, 195823Roy Harris WinRTD12
      34Aug 22, 195722Pete Rademacher WinKO6
      33Jul 29, 195722Tommy Jackson WinTKO10
      32Nov 30, 195621 Archie Moore WinKO5
      31Jun 8, 195621Tommy JacksonWinSD
      30Apr 10, 195621Alvin WilliamsWinKO3
      29Mar 12, 195621Jimmy WallsWinTKO2
      28Dec 8, 195520Jimmy SladeWinTKO7
      27Oct 13, 195520Calvin BradWinKO1
      26Sep 29, 195520Dave WhitlockWinKO3
      25Sep 8, 195520Alvin WilliamsWinTKO8
      24Jul 6, 195520Archie McBrideWinKO7
      23Jun 23, 195520Yvon DurelleWinRTD5
      22Mar 17, 195520Esau FerdinandWinTKO10
      21Jan 17, 195520Don GrantWinTKO5
      20Jan 7, 195520Willie TroyWinTKO5
      19Nov 19, 195419Jimmy SladeWinUD
      18Oct 22, 195419Joe GannonWinUD
      17Oct 11, 195419Esau FerdinandWinUD
      16Aug 2, 195419Tommy HarrisonWinTKO1
      15Jul 12, 195419Jacques Royer CrecyWinTKO7
      14Jun 7, 195419 Joey MaximLossUD
      13May 10, 195419Jesse TurnerWinUD
      12Apr 19, 195419Alvin WilliamsWinUD
      11Mar 30, 195419Sammy BrownWinTKO2
      10Feb 15, 195419Yvon DurelleWinUD
      9Dec 14, 195318Dick WagnerWinTKO5
      8Oct 19, 195318Wes BascomWinUD
      7Jun 1, 195318Gordon WallaceWinTKO3
      6Apr 13, 195318Dick WagnerWinSD
      5Jan 28, 195318Chester MieszalaWinTKO5
      4Dec 29, 195217Lalu SabotinWinTKO5
      3Oct 31, 195217Lester JohnsonWinTKO3
      2Oct 6, 195217Sammy WalkerWinTKO2
      1Sep 12, 195217Eddie GodboldWinKO4

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      Statistics

      Floyd Patterson was 183 cm tall (6' 0.05") with a reach of 180 cm (5' 10.87"). He used to fight out of the orthodox stance and presented an ape-index of -3 cm (-1.18"). Patterson had a 62.5% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Floyd Patterson's professional boxing career spanned more than 20 years — from 1952 to 1972.

      Patterson made his debut against Eddie Godbold at the age of 17 on September 12, 1952, defeating Godbold via 4th round KO. He went on to win 12 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 7 wins via stoppage.

      Patterson had his first world title fight at the age of 21 on November 30, 1956 after 31 professional fights, against Archie Moore for the heavyweight NBA (vacant), NYSAC, and The Ring titles. He defeated Moore via 5th round KO to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

      Patterson won two world titles at heavyweight. He was elevated as world champion once. For all the details about Patterson's world title wins and defenses refer to "Floyd Patterson World Titles".

      Some of Patterson's best fights and notable victories include wins over two Hall-of-Famers (Ingemar Johansson, Archie Moore), Henry Cooper, George Chuvalo, and Oscar Bonavena.

      Floyd Patterson had a total of eight losses in his professional boxing career — five of them in title bouts and three in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Joey Maxim via 8 round unanimous decision on June 7, 1954, which ended his 13-fight win streak. He was stopped five times and lost three times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Floyd Patterson's losses".

      His last professional fight was a non-title rematch against fellow American boxer Muhammad Ali at 37 years of age, on September 20, 1972. Patterson lost the fight via 7th round RTD.

      Patterson retired from professional boxing with a record of 55-8-1, which included 40 knockout wins and five losses via knockout, and two title wins. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1991.

      Career Highlights

      Floyd Patterson fought a total of 64 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some incredible performances. These seven fights are the highlight of his career.

      • Floyd Patterson vs. Archie Moore

        A 21-year old Floyd Patterson (30-1, 21 KO) had his first world title fight against Archie Moore for Moore's NBA (vacant), NYSAC, and The Ring heavyweight belts. Moore was 42 years old with a record of 160-20-8. Moore was on a 11-fight win streak with 116 KO wins. Patterson was the taller of the two by 3 cms but Moore had a 11 cm reach advantage over Patterson.

        Patterson defeated Moore via 5th round KO to win the vacant NBA , NYSAC, and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles.

      • Floyd Patterson vs. Ingemar Johansson II

        In an immediate rematch, a 25-year old Floyd Patterson (35-2, 26 KO) faced an undefeated Ingemar Johansson, who was now 27 years old with a record of 22-0. Patterson had lost to Johansson in their last fight, and was the taller of the two by 1 cm and also had a 3 cm reach advantage over Patterson.

        Patterson defeated Johansson via 5th round KO to win the NBA, NYSAC, and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles. He handed Johansson the first loss of his career, and put an end to Johansson's 22-fight win streak.

      • Floyd Patterson vs. Ingemar Johansson III

        In an immediate rematch, a 26-year old Floyd Patterson (36-2, 27 KO) faced Ingemar Johansson, who was now 28 years old with a record of 22-1 in a heavyweight title defense fight. Johansson had lost to Patterson in their last fight, and was the taller of the two by 1 cm and also had a 3 cm reach advantage over Patterson.

        Patterson defeated Johansson via 6th round KO to retain the NBA, NYSAC, and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles.

      • Floyd Patterson vs. George Chuvalo

        A 30-year old Floyd Patterson (41-4, 31 KO) faced George Chuvalo, who was 27 years old with a record of 29-8-2. Chuvalo was on a four-fight win streak with 23 KO wins. Both the boxers were of the same height and same reach.

        Patterson defeated Chuvalo via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • Floyd Patterson vs. Muhammad Ali

        A 30-year old Floyd Patterson (43-4, 32 KO) faced an undefeated Muhammad Ali, who was 23 years old with a record of 21-0. Ali was on a 21-fight win streak with 17 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 8 cms and also had a 18 cm reach advantage over Patterson.

        Ali defeated Patterson via 12th round TKO.

      • Floyd Patterson vs. Henry Cooper

        A 31-year old Floyd Patterson (43-5, 32 KO) faced Henry Cooper, who was 32 years old with a record of 33-12-1. Cooper was on a one-fight losing streak, and was the taller of the two by 4 cms and also had a 11 cm reach advantage over Patterson.

        Patterson defeated Cooper via 4th round KO.

      • Floyd Patterson vs. Oscar Bonavena

        A 37-year old Floyd Patterson (53-7-1, 39 KO) faced Oscar Bonavena, who was 29 years old with a record of 47-7-1. Bonavena was on a one-fight win streak with 37 KO wins. Patterson was the taller of the two by 4 cms but Bonavena had a 5 cm reach advantage over Patterson.

        Patterson defeated Bonavena via 10 round unanimous decision.

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