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  • RIP: Floyd Patterson

    http://www.espnstar.com/others/others_n ... 78215.html

    (my first real boxing memory: Patterson getting blown up by Ingemar Johansson in what, 1958?)

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    Re: RIP: Floyd Patterson

    Originally posted by gh
    http://www.espnstar.com/others/others_newsdetail_1678215.html

    (my first real boxing memory: Patterson getting blown up by Ingemar Johansson in what, 1958?)
    I listened on radio ( no TV coverage at least not for free ) After it ended ( couldn't believe it ! ) the on the air guy ( Howard Cosell ? ) asked Floyd, " Floyd, Floyd, what happened ?! ", and Patterson mumbled, " It was the right."

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      Re: RIP: Floyd Patterson

      Originally posted by gh
      http://www.espnstar.com/others/others_newsdetail_1678215.html

      (my first real boxing memory: Patterson getting blown up by Ingemar Johansson in what, 1958?)
      However, as the article points out:

      "Fifteen prior heavyweight champions had lost their crown without retiring and none had regained it. But Patterson would make history on June 20, 1960, at the Polo Grounds stadium in New York with a fifth-round knockout of the Swede. "

      Floyd's overall career was outstanding.
      If you're ever walking down the beach and you see a girl dressed in a bikini made out of seashells, and you pick her up and hold her to your ear, you can hear her scream.

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