Floyd Patterson Boxing DVD Career Set

Floyd Patterson Boxing DVD Career Set


Boxing DVD's of Floyd Patterson

Floyd Patterson Boxing DVDs proudly presented as a career set. Patterson was an American professional boxer who held the undisputed world heavyweight championship. At the age of 21, he became the youngest boxer to win the world heavyweight title, and was also the first heavyweight to regain the title after losing it. As an amateur he won a gold medal at the 1952 Olympics in the middleweight division.
Born into a poor family in Waco, North Carolina, Patterson was the youngest of eleven children and experienced an insular and troubled childhood. His family moved to Brooklyn, New York, where Floyd was a truant and petty thief. At age ten, he was sent to the Wiltwyck School for Boys, a reform school in upstate New York, which he credited with turning his life around. He stayed there for almost 2 years. He attended high school in New Paltz, NY where he succeeded in all sports (to this day the New Paltz football field is named in his honor). At age fourteen, he started to box, trained by Cus D'Amato at his Gramercy Gym. Aged just 17, Patterson won the Gold medal in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics as a middleweight. 1952 turned out to be a good year for the young Patterson; in addition to Olympic gold Patterson won the National Amateur Middleweight Championship and New York Golden Gloves Middleweight Championship.
Patterson turned pro and steadily rose through the ranks, his only early defeat being an eight round decision to former Light Heavyweight Champion Joey Maxim on June 7, 1954, at the Eastern Parkway Arena in Brooklyn, New York. Most people think Patterson did enough to win, and Maxim's greater fame at the time helped to sway the judges.
Although Patterson fought around the light heavyweight limit for much of his early career, he and manager Cus D'Amato always had plans to fight for the Heavyweight Championship. In fact, D'Amato made these plans clear as early as 1954, when he told the press that Patterson was aiming for the heavyweight title. However, after Rocky Marciano announced his retirement as World heavyweight Champion on April 27, 1956, Patterson was ranked by The Ring magazine as the top light heavyweight contender. After Marciano's annoncement, Jim Norris of the International Boxing Club stated that Patterson was one of the six fighters who would take part in an elimination tournament to crown Marciano's successor. The Ring then moved Patterson into the heavyweight rankings, at number five.
After beating Tommy "Hurricane" Jackson in and elimination fight, Patterson faced former Light Heavyweight Champion Archie Moore on November 30, 1956, for the World Heavyweight Championship. He beat Moore by a knockout in five rounds and became the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in history, at the age of 21 years, 10 months, 3 weeks and 5 days. He was the first Olympic gold medalist to win a professional Heavyweight title.
After a series of defenses against fringe contenders (Hurricane Jackson, Pete Rademacher, Roy Harris, and Brian London), Patterson met Ingemar Johansson of Sweden, the number one contender, in the first of three fights. Johansson triumphed over Patterson on June 26, 1959, with the referee Ruby Goldstein stoping the fight in the third round after the Swede had knocked Patterson down seven times. Johansson became Sweden's first World Heavyweight Champion.

Floyd Patterson vs Carter
Floyd Patterson vs Jackson
Floyd Patterson vs Mieszala
Floyd Patterson vs Bascom
Floyd Patterson vs Williams I
Floyd Patterson vs Maxim
Floyd Patterson vs Gannon
Floyd Patterson vs Scade
Floyd Patterson vs Tory
Floyd Patterson vs Grant
Floyd Patterson vs T Jackson
Floyd Patterson vs Moore
Floyd Patterson vs T Jackson II
Floyd Patterson vs Rademacher
Floyd Patterson vs Harris
Floyd Patterson vs London
Floyd Patterson vs Johansson I
Floyd Patterson vs Johanson II
Floyd Patterson vs Johanson III
Floyd Patterson vs McNeeley
Floyd Patterson vs Liston I
Floyd Patterson vs Liston II
Floyd Patterson vs Machen
Floyd Patterson vs Chuvalo
Floyd Patterson vs Quarry I
Floyd Patterson vs Ali I
Floyd Patterson vs Cooper
Floyd Patterson vs Quarry II
Floyd Patterson vs Ellis
Floyd Patterson vs Green
Floyd Patterson vs Bonavena
Floyd Patterson vs A Gosto
Floyd Patterson vs Ali II
Floyd Patterson ESPN Special
Floyd Patterson The Story

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    Very good set, the fights are consistently good quality especially for the time with the exception of one fight which could have been slightly better. Really enjoyed the Johansson trilogy and the fights with Muhammad Ali. Definately add this to your collection. Thanx BoxingRoyalty.
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