Floyd Patterson

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Birthday
4, 1935
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
May 11, 2006 (71)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
4, 1935
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
May 11, 2006 (71)

About

Two-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world who won a gold medal in the middleweight class at the 1952 Olympics. He compiled a career record of 55-8-1.

Before Fame

He was a petty thief, which landed him in a reformatory institution.

Trivia

When he was 21, he became the undisputed heavyweight champion, the youngest to ever earn the title.

Family Life

He divorced Sandra Hicks in 1969 when she pushed him to quit boxing.

Associated With

Mike Tyson was just 20 years and 4 months old when he became the WBC Heavyweight Champion of the world, overtaking Patterson as the youngest champion ever.