1. In 1984, Floyd Patterson was seen as a gym janitor in Terrible Joe Moran, a television movie notable only for the last screen performance of James Cagney.
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7. Floyd Patterson is a close second, but Ali definitely edges him in terms of hand speed.
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8. In 1968 Floyd Patterson lost to Jimmy Ellis, World Boxing Association heavyweight champion, in a match for that version of the disputed world title.
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12. Floyd Patterson faced Liston for a rematch in Las Vegas in July 1963 to become the first boxer to win the Heavyweight title three times.
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13. Floyd Patterson knocked out Johansson in the fifth round of their rematch in June 1960, to become the first man ever to regain the Undisputed World Heavyweight Championship.
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15. Floyd Patterson tried to regain the title two more times from Muhammad Ali in 1965 and 1972.
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24. Floyd Patterson was a member of the New York State Boxing Commission from 1977 to 1985, and used the position to push successfully for the adoption of a thumbless boxing glove for amateurs.
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26. Floyd Patterson successfully defended his championship four times in the two and a half years he held the title, starting with Tommy Jackson on 29 July 1957.
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27. Floyd Patterson became prominent during the heyday of New York boxing and was immensely popular with the crowd at Madison Square Garden.
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31. Floyd Patterson has served as head of the New York State Athletic Commission and in 1985 was appointed director of Off-Track Betting.
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33. Floyd Patterson made the Olympic team and left school to fight as a representative of the United States.
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35. Floyd Patterson hoped to use casino gambling as a way to bring the marquee fights from Las Vegas back to New York.
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39. Floyd Patterson called for a third fight with Ali, but it never happened.
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41. Floyd Patterson thought he matched up well with the brash young Ali, but he had no luck in the fight.
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51. At age 37, Floyd Patterson was stopped in the seventh round in a rematch with Muhammad Ali for the NABF heavyweight title on September 20, 1972.
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56. Floyd Patterson knocked out Johansson in the fifth round of their rematch on June 20, 1960, to become the first man in history to regain the Undisputed World Heavyweight Championship.
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