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Floyd Patterson - 1970s Heavyweights

As I started watching fights in the 1970s Floyd Patterson, the former heavyweight champion was winding down his career. From 1970 until Patterson retired in 1972, he had fought only 10 times. His final fight was a rematch with Muhammad Ali for the NABF heavyweight title and again Patterson lost as he retired after the seventh round following an earlier TKO loss to Ali in 1965 for the championship. In 64 fights, Patterson lost just eight times but five of those were KO defeats. When Patterson won the title, he had lost just one fight to Joey Maxim and then with a record of 35-1 defeated Archie Moore to win the belt.

Harv Aronson

Harv Aronson

Harv currently writes for Abstract Sports, the Sports History Network, and the magazine Gridiron Greats. Harv wrote the published book "Pro Football's Most Passionate Fans" and as a professional writer has had articles published in an array of sports publications.

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