Floyd Patterson Record & Stats

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Waco, North Carolina, U.S.
“The Gentleman of Boxing”
Jan 4, 1935
May 11, 2006 (71 years)
Sep 12, 1952
Title Fights
40 (62.5%)
183 cm
180 cm
Ape Index
-3 cm
Last Fight
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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, on September 12, 1952. He was a heavyweight world champion. He died on May 11, 2006 at the age of 71 years. Patterson was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1991.

      Floyd Patterson Record

      In a professional boxing 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 KO wins, 5 KO losses).

      Following is a tabular list of Patterson's fights. For a list with more details — like opponent record, opponent stats, including videos — refer to "All of Floyd Patterson's fights".

      Total Fights64
      KO Wins40
      Total Title Wins6
      Title Defenses6
      Title-Fight KO Wins8
      Losses via KO5
      64Sep 20, 197237Muhammad AliLossRTD7
      63Jul 14, 197237Pedro AgostoWinTKO6
      62Feb 11, 197237Oscar 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, 196833Jimmy EllisLoss *PTS
      53Oct 28, 196732Jerry QuarryLossMD
      52Jun 9, 196732Jerry QuarryDrawMD
      51Mar 30, 196732Bill McMurrayWinKO1
      50Feb 13, 196732Willie JohnsonWinKO3
      49Sep 20, 196631Henry CooperWinKO4
      48Nov 22, 196530Muhammad AliLoss *TKO12
      47May 14, 196530Tod HerringWinTKO3
      46Feb 1, 196530George ChuvaloWinUD
      45Dec 12, 196429Charlie PowellWinKO6
      44Jul 5, 196429Eddie MachenWinPTS
      43Jan 6, 196429Santo AmontiWinTKO8
      42Jul 22, 196328Sonny ListonLoss *KO1
      41Sep 25, 196227Sonny ListonLoss *KO1
      40Dec 4, 196126Tom McNeeleyWin *KO4
      39Mar 13, 196126Ingemar JohanssonWin *KO6
      38Jun 20, 196025Ingemar JohanssonWin *KO5
      37Jun 26, 195924Ingemar JohanssonLoss *TKO3
      36May 1, 195924Brian LondonWin *KO11
      35Aug 18, 195823Roy HarrisWin *RTD12
      34Aug 22, 195722Pete RademacherWin *KO6
      33Jul 29, 195722Tommy JacksonWin *TKO10
      32Nov 30, 195621Archie MooreWin *KO5
      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, 195419Joey 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

      * World-title fight

      World Titles

      Patterson was a heavyweight world champion. He held three world titles at the heavyweight weight division, one of which was a championship elevation, and the rest two were lineal championship wins.

      Weight DivisionWorld Titles Held
      HeavyweightWBA, The Ring 2x


      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. Of his total 40 KO wins, 16 were in the early rounds, 18 in the mid rounds, and six in the later rounds. He had three first-round KO wins.

      Career Summary

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

      Patterson made his professional boxing 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 and Archie Moore), Henry Cooper and George Chuvalo.

      Patterson had a total of eight losses in his professional boxing career.

      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.

      Career Highlights

      Patterson fought a total of 64 times during his professional career, which includes 13 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances in his fights. These four fights are the highlight of his career.

      • November 30, 1956: Patterson wins his first world titles by defeating Archie Moore via 5th round KO. He is now the NBA , NYSAC, and The Ring heavyweight world champion.

      • June 20, 1960: Patterson wins the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring heavyweight titles from Ingemar Johansson, by beating Johansson via 5th round KO.

      • March 13, 1961: Patterson successfully defends the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring heavyweight titles against Ingemar Johansson, winning the fight via 6th round KO.

      • September 20, 1966: Floyd Patterson beats Henry Cooper via 4th round KO.


      Fight Recommendations

      If you are interested in Patterson's boxing career, you should definitely check out the following fights.

      1. Floyd Patterson defeats Ingemar Johansson via 5th round KO in their 2nd fight
      2. Floyd Patterson defeats Ingemar Johansson via 6th round KO in their 3rd fight
      3. Floyd Patterson defeats Henry Cooper via 4th round KO
      4. Floyd Patterson loses to Muhammad Ali via 12th round TKO
      5. Floyd Patterson defeats George Chuvalo via 12-round unanimous decision
      6. Floyd Patterson loses to Muhammad Ali via 7th round RTD in their 2nd fight
      7. Floyd Patterson loses to Jimmy Ellis via 15 round PTS
      8. Floyd Patterson draws with Jerry Quarry
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