View Full Version : Moore/Patterson Fight Nov. 30, 1956


bellisimo
10-01-2005, 07:21 PM
Hi again,

I have another question about the Moore-Patterson title fight in 1956.

Can anyone tell me if they used different refs for each under card bout or did one referee work the whole night?

Also, and this is really a stretch, does anyone know who performed the national anthem at that event?

Did they use individual singers or military bands, or what?

Thanks so much,

Skydog
10-02-2005, 02:37 PM
Just being curious, what do you need all this information for?

Dude
10-02-2005, 06:28 PM
I know that the referee for the Main Event was Frank Sikora who also refereed the Floyd-Liston and Floyd-London fights, Marciano-Walcott and some of Sugar Ray Robinson's fights.

Win Elliot was color commentator and Don Dunphy did the radio broadcast.

Archie Moore was 12-5 favourite coming into the fight. Plus the mandatory 8 count had been waved for this bout.


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I don't know any further details.

bellisimo
10-02-2005, 06:28 PM
I'm writing a story about a young boxer in New York during the fifties and I want my details to be as accurate as possible.

In the story he attends the Moore-Patterson fight at Chicago Stadium.

Thanks for your interest.

Skydog
10-02-2005, 10:30 PM
Sounds like it will be good when it's finished.

bellisimo
10-03-2005, 10:51 PM
Thank you so much Dude. You've been very helpful.

bellisimo
10-03-2005, 10:51 PM
Thanks Skydog.

RAESAAD
10-03-2005, 10:52 PM
Go too google search next time. :)

bellisimo
10-04-2005, 03:49 PM
Yes, thank you. Google Search is where I started.

Dynamite76
10-18-2005, 01:52 PM
What I'm curious about is that if Patterson was rated for the Light Heavyweight, he seemed to have beaten a few good ones.

bigbill9
10-18-2005, 07:19 PM
From what I read (NY Times): One Preliminary bout and four bouts followed the main event. One occurance that all accounts agree upon, Both fighters mistook a buzzer for the opening bell prior to round one and had to be seperated by Frank Sikora.