Floyd Patterson

1935 - 2006

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Floyd Patterson (January 4, 1935 – May 11, 2006) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1952 to 1972, and twice reigned as the world heavyweight champion between 1956 and 1962. At the age of 21, he became the youngest boxer in history to win the title, and was also the first heavyweight to regain the title after losing it. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Floyd Patterson has received more than 1,974,583 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Floyd Patterson is the 17th most popular boxer (down from 16th in 2019), the 1,352nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,539th in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Boxer.

Floyd Patterson was a professional boxer who was the world heavyweight champion from 1956 to 1962. He is most famous for being the youngest man to win the heavyweight championship at age 20.

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Among boxers, Floyd Patterson ranks 17 out of 324Before him are Sonny Liston, Rubin Carter, Primo Carnera, Evander Holyfield, Jack Dempsey, and James J. Braddock. After him are Roberto Durán, Carlos Monzón, László Papp, Teófilo Stevenson, Ingemar Johansson, and Ken Norton.

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Among people born in 1935, Floyd Patterson ranks 53Before him are Ken Kesey, John Saxon, Ernesto Laclau, John G. Avildsen, Mylène Demongeot, and Seiji Ozawa. After him are Robert Conrad, Udo Lattek, Gnassingbé Eyadéma, David Prowse, Sylvia Earle, and Lorenzo Bandini. Among people deceased in 2006, Floyd Patterson ranks 53Before him are Karel Appel, Glenn Ford, Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Aaron Spelling, Robert Bruce Merrifield, and Raymond Davis Jr.. After him are Lillian Asplund, David Bronstein, William Styron, Joachim Fest, Richard Fleischer, and Telê Santana.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Floyd Patterson ranks 1,352 out of 15,968Before him are Raymond Davis Jr. (1914), Sissy Spacek (1949), Ethan Hawke (1970), Matthew Perry (1969), Mike Pompeo (1963), and William H. Macy (1950). After him are Sammy Davis Jr. (1925), Robert Conrad (1935), Paul L. Smith (1936), Sequoyah (1770), Marilyn Manson (1969), and Tom Morello (1964).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Floyd Patterson ranks 15Before him are Jake LaMotta (1922), Sonny Liston (1932), Rubin Carter (1937), Evander Holyfield (1962), Jack Dempsey (1895), and James J. Braddock (1905). After him are Ken Norton (1943), Larry Holmes (1949), Jack Johnson (1878), Max Baer (1909), Sugar Ray Leonard (1956), and John L. Sullivan (1858).