Fightin’ Words: Quote of the Week

This week’s quote (taken from the book Floyd Patterson: The Fighting Life of Boxing’s Invisible Champion, by W.K. Stratton), comes to us courtesy of International Boxing Hall of Fame journalist Jimmy Cannon, as he attempted to make light of the inordinate number of times (9) that Patterson went down in his three fights with Ingemar Johansson. 

“At first, I thought he (Patterson) would be the first heavyweight champion with a cauliflower tail.”


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