Steelers Fever Forums

Steelers Fever Forums (http://forums.steelersfever.com/index.php)
-   Sports Dimension (http://forums.steelersfever.com/forumdisplay.php?f=18)
-   -   Floyd Patterson Dead at 71 (http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=7121)

83-Steelers-43 05-11-2006 11:33 AM

Floyd Patterson Dead at 71
 
Family member says Patterson dies at 71
Associated Press


NEW PALTZ, N.Y. -- Floyd Patterson, who came back from an embarrassing loss to become the first boxer to regain the heavyweight title, died Thursday. He was 71.

Patterson died at his home, having suffered from Alzheimer's disease for about eight years, according to nephew Sherman Patterson. He also had prostate cancer. - espn

83-Steelers-43 05-13-2006 10:24 AM

Re: Floyd Patterson Dead at 71
 
On another note, good fight tonight on HBO at 9:45. Ricky "Hitman" Hatton (40-0, 30 KOs) vs Luis Collazo (26-1, 12 KOs). Hatton is moving up in weight to challenge the WBA welterweight champ. :boxing:

HBO is also showing the De La Hoya vs Mayorga fight. Mayorga who lost to De La Hoya last Saturday recently tested positive for a banned substance. Traces of the diuretic Furosemide, also known as Lasix, were found in his system. Diuretics are taken to lose weight quickly or to mask steriod use.

Stlrs4Life 05-13-2006 10:32 AM

Re: Floyd Patterson Dead at 71
 
May he RIP.

Hypnotic 05-13-2006 11:44 AM

Re: Floyd Patterson Dead at 71
 
R.I.P., I have an aunt that lives in New Paltz, NY. I grew up in the town next to it called Highland, NY. I dont follow much boxing but what was the name of his son that boxed? I met him a couple times when I was growing up there. I think it was Tracy Patterson. Great family, he will be missed.

clevestinks 05-13-2006 11:59 AM

Re: Floyd Patterson Dead at 71
 
Rest in Peace! Farewell!

83-Steelers-43 05-13-2006 12:17 PM

Re: Floyd Patterson Dead at 71
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hypnotic
I think it was Tracy Patterson.

You are correct.

Suitanim 05-13-2006 02:52 PM

Re: Floyd Patterson Dead at 71
 
Wow, he was a great boxer...it's cool that his legacy still kind of carries on in games like "Knockout Kings". R.I.P.

I wish I could find it, but there is an incredible picture taken after Patterson knocked out Ingemar Johanson. Considering that it was 1960, it's a truly remarkable photo...it looks like a crane shot about 15' above Patterson's head, and he's staring down at an unconscious Johansen...it had to be taken within seconds of the knockout.

83-Steelers-43 05-13-2006 02:58 PM

Re: Floyd Patterson Dead at 71
 
I like the photograph of when Patterson knocked out Clayton Jones...........

http://previewct.com/binary/60576-27...t_pic-356.jpeg......a true pro. RIP big guy.

Suitanim 05-13-2006 05:04 PM

Re: Floyd Patterson Dead at 71
 
Where did you find that?

83-Steelers-43 05-13-2006 05:06 PM

Re: Floyd Patterson Dead at 71
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Suitanim
Where did you find that?

http://images.google.com/images?q=Fl...&start=40&sa=N (scroll down, bottom left hand corner)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum