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FLOYD PATTERSON: Patterson was living in Mount Vernon

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"Floyd Patterson, The Fighting Life of Boxing's Invisible Champion," by W.K. Stratton (Houghton, Mifflin Harcourt). Stratton does a wonderful service to the great Floyd Patterson in this book. Patterson was heavyweight champion of the world at a time when being heavyweight champion of the world meant so much more than it does today. He fought in Stadiums. The bouts were front page news...

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