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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
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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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Old 05-13-2006, 11:24 AM   #2
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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.

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.
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May he RIP.
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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.
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Rest in Peace! Farewell!
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I think it was Tracy Patterson.
You are correct.
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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.
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I like the photograph of when Patterson knocked out Clayton Jones...........

......a true pro. RIP big guy.
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Where did you find that?
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http://images.google.com/images?q=Fl...&start=40&sa=N (scroll down, bottom left hand corner)
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