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Today in History: Sonny Liston vs Floyd Patterson II

On July 22, 1963, Sonny Liston defeated Floyd Patterson in their second meeting to defend the heavyweight title at the Convention Center in Las Vegas. Patterson hit the ground three times and was finally counted out 2:10 into the first round. Ironically, a ring side vendor yelled “Last round, folks,” before the match started. The contract for their first meeting bound the...
Via Grandstand University
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014 New York Boxing Hall of Fame inductees include Floyd Patterson & son Tracy

The first father-son combination of Floyd Patterson and Tracy Harris Patterson highlight the announcement of the Class of 2014 inductees heading into the third-year New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF). The third annual NYSBHOF induction dinner will be held Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), March 30, at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. The NYSBHOF is...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New York State Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Inductees Announced

The first father-son combination of Floyd Patterson and Tracy Harris Patterson highlight the announcement of the Class of 2014 inductees heading into the third-year New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF).The third annual NYSBHOF induction dinner will be held Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), March 30, at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. The NYSBHOF is...
Via Ringnews24
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Thompson too eager to see wife?

It's traditional for boxers to stay away from women while they train for a fight. (Former champion Floyd Patterson said having sex leading up to a bout would weaken his knees.) So you could understand why heavyweight Tony Thompson was eager to be with his wife after his knockout victory over David Price on Saturday. How he expressed this passion, however, left a lot to be desired...
Via Fox Sports
July 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Rocky Marciano vs. Floyd Patterson fantasy fight

Rocky Marciano retired 49-0 in April 1956, the only heavyweight champion to hang up the gloves with both the title around his waist and a perfect record. In the decades that followed, many revisionist critics would deride Marciano as a crude slugger who fought only old guys and little guys. The latter point ignores the undeniable fact that Marciano himself never tipped the scales...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Patrick Hyland working with Tracy Patterson

Unbeaten Irish super featherweight prospect Patrick "The Punisher" Hyland (25-0, 11 KOs) wants to get where his trainer, two-time world champion Tracy Harris Patterson, has already been. Patterson, who lives in nearby New Paltz, was trained by his father, the late Floyd Patterson, two-time world heavyweight champion and 1952 Olympic gold medal winner.  Tracy (63-8-2,...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Jimmy’s Corner Bar in New York City

140W 44th St (between Broadway & 7th Ave in the Theater District) New York, NY 10036   (212) 221-9510 The Big Apple is known for many things, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, etc. but it is the little places that make New York unlike no other place.  I stumbled onto Jimmy’s Corner just off of Times Square and just fell in love with it. The owner, Jimmy Glenn has worked...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
January 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Hoping Frazier found peace before passing

"There is so much hate, so much contempt inside people," Floyd Patterson once said, "that they hire prizefighters to do their hating for them." What occasioned these remarks was a merciless and hateful beating at the hands of Muhammad Ali, whom Patterson had made a point of calling Cassius Clay. "What's my name?" asked Ali, who exceeded Patterson...
Via Fox Sports
November 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Boxer who took on Patterson dead at 74

Thomas McNeeley Jr., a boxer who battled heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson and raised a son who took on Mike Tyson, has died of complications from a seizure. He was 74. McNeely of Hanover died Oct. 25 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth with his family by his bedside, according to his son, Thomas McNeeley III. McNeeley was 23-0 when he took on Patterson, who stopped him in the...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2011  |  Discuss

Tom McNeeley, Contender For Heavyweight Title, Dies at 74

McNeeley fought professionally from 1958 to 1966, compiling a respectable 37-14 record with 28 knockouts, but became known for his losses, including a knockout loss to Floyd Patterson.
Via New York Times Sports
October 31, 2011  |  Discuss
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