FLOYD PATTERSON - PROGRAM SIGNED CIRCA 1986 - HFSID 52652
Sale Price $144.00
Floyd Patterson signs a program for the "Sixth Annual Thurman Munson Award Dinner"
Program signed: "Floyd Patterson" on front cover, 12p, 8¼x10¾. New York City, 1986 January 27. Program for the "Sixth Annual Thurman Munson Award Dinner" to benefit the Association for the Help of Retarded Children. Ken Venturi, Larry Holmes, Johnny Bench, Rusty Staub and John Cardinal O'Connor were the 1986 honorees. Patterson was a past recipient of the Thurman Munson Award and was one of the co-chairmen for this dinner. At age 21, Floyd Patterson was, at the time (1956), the youngest fighter to win the world heavyweight title. On November 22, 1986, ten months after Patterson signed this program, Mike Tyson would break Patterson's record, becoming the youngest heavyweight champion in history at the age of 20. Patterson lost his title to Ingemar Johansson by a TKO in the third round on June 26, 1959. In the June 20, 1960 rematch, Patterson KOd Johansson in the fifth round to become the first defeated World Heavyweight Champion to regain his title. Patterson lost his title in 1962, when Sonny Liston KO'd him in the first round. He retired in 1967 after losing for a second time to Ali, both by TKOs. Slightly creased. Fine condition.
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