This Sporting Life #30


Original Caption:

Archie Moore decorates the canvas face down after taking a left hook from Floyd Patterson in the 5th round of their heavyweight title bout. A moment later, at the 2:27 count of the round, Patterson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history by knocking out the aging Moore.

3 comments:

DungeonMaster20 said...

love this image.

Fred said...

I'm glad you posted this shot because it seems like history mostly remembers Patterson as the guy Ali beat on his way to his first Heavy Weight Championship, and not as a great young champion in his own right.

Greg said...

And look at him - taut, muscular, lean. He looks quite formidable, I must say.