Floyd Patterson Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Jul 07, 2022 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on May 15, 2022
Fact-checked by Shreya Yadav
Floyd Patterson was a professional Heavyweight Champion who is considered in the same league as Muhammad Ali.
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About Floyd Patterson

Floyd Patterson was born on January 4, 1935, in North Carolina.
Patterson was just 17 years old, 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) tall and weighed only 195 lb (88.4 kg) when he made his professional boxing debut in 1952. Floyd Patterson was considered to be a very small heavyweight boxer in his teens.
He fought his way up the ranks and by 1956, he had become the World Heavyweight Champion after defeating Archie Moore.

Floyd Patterson Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Floyd Patterson’s net worth?

Floyd Patterson was estimated to have a net worth of $1-3 million. Patterson made the majority of his money through professional boxing. He was known to be a very smart and shrewd investor, making wise choices with his money throughout his life.

How much did Floyd Patterson earn per year?

Patterson's salary records are not available to the public.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Floyd Patterson?

Floyd Patterson was 6 ft (183 cm) tall.

How old was Floyd Patterson?

Floyd Patterson was born in North Carolina on January 4, 1935. Patterson passed away on May 11, 2006, at the age of 71.

Childhood And Education

Floyd Patterson is the third of 11 children of Thomas and Annabell. He was born in Waco, North Carolina and later moved to Brooklyn with the rest of his family. Patterson did not like going to school, but he attended a reformatory institution called Wyltwick School for Boys.
Floyd used to accompany his two elder brothers to their boxing practice. Looking at their success in the ring, he followed in their footsteps. He also completed high school education in New York at New Paltz High School.
He then started to practice boxing at the same club and his coach suggested he compete in the 1952 Golden Gloves. That is where his career started and he quickly gained fame for his potential.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Floyd Patterson’s partner?

Floyd Patterson was married twice. His first marriage was to Sandra Hicks. Sandra Hicks and Floyd have four children together named Floyd Jr., Trina, Seneca and Eric.
His second marriage was to Janet Sequist. They have three kids together named Janine Patterson, Jennifer Patterson and Tracy Harris Patterson.

Career And Professional Highlights

Floyd Patterson was a professional boxer who competed in the heavyweight division. Patterson is best known for being the first boxer to ever hold the World Heavyweight Championship title from two different organizations.

Best Known For…

Floyd Patterson is considered one of the best American boxers in history. He is known for winning the gold medal for the middleweight class title during the Summer Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland in 1952.
Floyd Patterson had tremendous success in professional boxing since his teenage years. Floyd had already won a championship and an Olympic gold medal before he was 18 years old.
Floyd Patterson was also the youngest boxer to win the Heavyweight champion title in 1956 by defeating Alice Moore. He was only 21 years old.
Floyd Patterson successfully defended his heavyweight title several times before losing it to Ingemar Johansson from Sweden in 1959. He regained the title from Johansson in 1960 but lost it again to Muhammad Ali in 1965.

What awards did Floyd Patterson win?

As an amateur boxer he had won the Middleweight Championship at the age of 17 in 1952 along with an Olympic gold in the same year for the same category.
Floyd has a record of playing 64 professional boxing fights in total, with 55 won, eight lost and one ending in a draw. 37 of his 55 wins were made by him knocking his opponents out flat.

Other Interesting Floyd Patterson Facts And Trivia

  • Floyd Patterson is the first man who won the Heavyweight Championship title twice.
  • President Kennedy was the first to know about Floyd's match with Sonny Liston.
  • In 1956, Floyd Patterson was the youngest person to become the Heavyweight Champion.
  • One of his very first professional boxing matches was at the 1951 Golden Gloves in which he fought and won against John Gibson.
  • Patterson regained his heavyweight title from Ingemar Johansson in 1960 after losing it to him in 1959.
  • He considers Muhammad Ali in the list of one of his top five boxers; putting Ali at number five, after himself at number four.
  • In 1991, he was included along with other boxing champions in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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