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Greatest Knockouts: Patterson vs. Johansson

Originally Published: September 28, 2006
By Bert Randolph Sugar | Boxing Historian

Floyd Patterson vs. Ingemar Johansson - III March 13, 1961 -- Convention Hall, Miami Beach, Fla.

If "Peanuts" cartoon character Charlie Brown had been a boxer, he would have been Floyd Patterson. Patterson's ring career was a tightrope walk across the chasm of his own introspective personality. He was a sensitive man, a perfectionist, and his own worst critic. The press admired Patterson the man, but doubted his credentials as a fighter. Floyd probably would have preferred it the ...

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