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us: Patterson, Floyd

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1935-01-04
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2006-05-11
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Waco (N.C.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New Paltz (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Olympic Games (15th : 1952 : Helsinki, Finland)
        • Organization: (naf) New York (State). State Athletic Commission
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Boxing
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Boxers (Sports)
      • Sources

        • found: What it means to be male in America [SR] p1982: narration (Floyd Patterson; boxer, interviewee) NPR catalog (Floyd Patterson)
        • found: LC database, 1-9-89 (hdg.: Patterson, Floyd)
        • found: New York times WWW site, May 12, 2006 (Floyd Patterson; b. Jan. 4, 1935, Waco, N.C.; d. yesterday [May 11, 2006], New Paltz, N.Y., aged 71; gentleman boxer who emerged from a troubled boyhood to become the world heavyweight champion)
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed February 28, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Patterson, Floyd; boxer, olympic medalist; born 04 January 1935 in Waco, North Carolina, United States; won the Inter-City Golden Gloves tournament and a gold medal in the Olympics in Helsinki, Finland as a middleweight (1952); within a few years, had thirty victories in thirty-one fights (1956); matched with Archie Moore for the heavyweight championship and became the youngest man ever to win the heavyweight title (1956); fell to Charles 'Sonny' Liston twice (1962, 1963); the match became one of the most heavily publicized contests in boxing history due to its symbolic importance amidst the civil rights movement (1962); defeated by Muhammad Ali (1965); fought for seven more years with impressive performances against good boxers, although never again seriously challenged for the undisputed heavyweight championship; became chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission (1995-1998); died 11 May 2006 in New Paltz, New York, United States)
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