FLOYD PATTERSON - COLLECTION WITH INGEMAR JOHANSSON - HFSID 90727
Sale Price $1,190.00
INGEMAR JOHANSSON and FLOYD PATERSON.
Comprises: (1) Pair of Everlast boxing gloves, right glove signed: "Ingemar Johansson", left glove signed: "Floyd Patterson". Fine condition. (2) Photograph signed: "Ingemar Johansson" and "May your New Year/be filled with health and happiness./Your friend,/Floyd Patterson". B/w, 9½x7¾ overall, montage of four different images, each 4½x3½ (one surface). Imprinted caption at lower margin. Patterson has dated his signature: "1985". Images slightly grainy. Minor surface striations at upper background of upper photographs. Fine condition. Photographs depict portions of the title rematch between Patterson and Johansson at the Polo Grounds in New York City on June 20, 1960.In this second of three fights that matched Patterson and European champion Ingemar Johansson in the battle for the World Heavyweight Championship, Patterson won by a KO in the fifth round, regaining the title he had lost to Johansson in their first meeting at Yankee Stadium on June 26, 1959. Patterson went on to beat Johansson for a second time (with a sixth round KO) in their last meeting at the Miami Convention Hall on March 13, 1961. In pedestal format Gallery of History style: base, 19½x16½x1¼; overall height, 15.
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