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Died on this day: Floyd Patterson

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11
May

Died on this day: Floyd Patterson

 He was fast as a welterweight, as mobile as a flyweight, and a two-fisted heavyweight puncher who became one of...

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22
Sep

Born on this day: Ingemar Johansson

Even if you are a champion for one day, the prestige of the heavyweight championship endures for a lifetime. And...

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20
Sep

On this day: Muhammad Ali defeats Floyd Patterson in non-title bout

“I’m going to fight ‘The Rabbit’ in The Garden.” On Sept. 20, 1972, in a battle of former heavyweight champions, Muhammad...

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22
Jul

On this day: Sonny Liston demolishes Floyd Patterson in one round – again

It was almost an instant replay of the original. On July 22, 1963, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sonny Liston...

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08
Feb

To Be The Best: The top 100 boxers in the history of The Ring Rankings (50-41)

If you’re new to this on-going series, please read: The Introduction. (Seriously, if you’re posting questions like “What does the asterisk...

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04
Jan

From the Archive: Floyd Patterson gets off the floor to halt Pete Rademacher

Editor's Note: The following feature originally appeared in the November 1957 issue of The Ring. It is being presented verbatim. By...

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01
Dec

Mythical Matchup: Sonny Liston vs. George Foreman

The following article originally appeared in the November 2021 issue of Ring Magazine, which can be purchased at The Ring...

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19
Aug

Mike Tyson’s return against Peter McNeeley was a comedy with dramatic undertones

Look up the 1996 boxing movie The Great White Hype on Wikipedia and you’ll see that it is described on...

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05
Feb

Perception of Muhammad Ali shifted after cruel battering of Ernie Terrell

Anyone who has ever watched a National Geographic wildlife documentary understands that nature is necessarily savage in the animal kingdom....

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21
Sep

Dougie’s Monday Mailbag (Boots Ennis, pandemic-effect on careers, Floyd Patterson)

BOOTS VS. SHANGO Doug – Who wins between Jaron Ennis and Jamal James at this point? – Kevin Key, Duluth, MN James would likely...

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