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Old 05-11-2006, 12:33 PM   #1
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Default 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
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