Former Boxer Floyd Patterson Dies at 71 Former heavyweight boxer Floyd Patterson died Thursday at 71. According to a family member, Patterson had been ill with Alzheimer's disease and prostate cancer for several years. In 1956, he became the youngest fighter in history to win the heavyweight title.
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Former Boxer Floyd Patterson Dies at 71

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Former Boxer Floyd Patterson Dies at 71

Former Boxer Floyd Patterson Dies at 71

Former Boxer Floyd Patterson Dies at 71

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Former heavyweight boxer Floyd Patterson died Thursday at 71. According to a family member, Patterson had been ill with Alzheimer's disease and prostate cancer for several years. In 1956, he became the youngest fighter in history to win the heavyweight title.

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Dave Kindred, author of Sound And Fury: Two Powerful Lives, One Fateful Friendship