Floyd Patterson

by Jasmine Patterson

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Bio

Born on January 4, 1935, in Waco, North Carolina, boxer Floyd Patterson won the middleweight gold medal at the 1952 Olympics. He became the youngest heavyweight champion in history in 1956, and four years later became the first heavyweight to regain his title after a loss. Named chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission in 1995, Patterson died 71 years later on May 11, 2006, in New Paltz, New York.

Achievements

Was the youngest heavyweight champion in history in 1956, and four years later became the first heavyweight to regain his title after a loss.Was also named chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission in 1995

DYK???

Floyd first began to box at an institution for emotionally disturbed boys in Brooklyn, N.Y Plus he was the third of 11 children

Character Trait

Floyd"s legacy rests not on his obstacles that he faced , but on his athleticism and his kindness to his opponents.

inspiration

"They said I was the fighter who got knocked down the most, but I also got up the most." which means he had perseverance.