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THE CHAMP MEETS A VEEP
Martin Kane
August 19, 1957
In history's weirdest title fight Floyd Patterson takes on a young businessman from Georgia named Pete Rademacher
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August 19, 1957

The Champ Meets A Veep

In history's weirdest title fight Floyd Patterson takes on a young businessman from Georgia named Pete Rademacher

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But whether Rademacher wins or not is hardly the point of this fight. The point is that, even in losing, he will have achieved the impossible in making the fight at all. He will have done what no man ever did before. He will have made history.

Cus D'Amato thinks of it this way, too.

"People may forget someday that I was Floyd Patterson's manager," he says. "But they'll never forget that I was connected with this fight."

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