Floyd Patterson Record & Stats

Floyd Patterson Record & Stats

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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 against Eddie Godbold 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.

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Waco, North Carolina, U.S.
“The Gentleman of Boxing”
Jan 4, 1935
May 11, 2006 (71 years)
Sep 12, 1952
KO Pct
183 cm
180 cm
Ape Index
-3 cm
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Floyd Patterson's boxing record and stats summarized in an infographic
Floyd Patterson's record and stats summarized in an infographic

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      Floyd Patterson Record

      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 record stood at 55-8-1 (40 KOs). In total, he fought 421 rounds of professional boxing in 64 bouts.

      Total Fights64
      KO Wins40
      Total Title Wins6
      Title Defenses6
      Title-Fight KO Wins8
      Losses via KO5
      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

      Floyd Patterson Stats

      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 70.3% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Floyd Patterson was active from from 1952 to 1972. He started boxing professionally at 17 years of age; Patterson debuted against Eddie Godbold on September 12, 1952, and defeated Godbold via 4th round KO.

      He 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. Patterson defeated Moore via 5th round KO to become the new heavyweight champion of the world.

      Patterson's notable victories include wins over Ingemar Johansson, Archie Moore, Henry Cooper, George Chuvalo, and Oscar Bonavena. For a complete list of Patterson's best performances refer to Floyd Patterson's best fights.

      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 was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1991.


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