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

10-01-2005, 06:21 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,

10-02-2005, 01:37 PM
Just being curious, what do you need all this information for?

10-02-2005, 05:28 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.

10-02-2005, 05:28 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.

10-02-2005, 09:30 PM
Sounds like it will be good when it's finished.

10-03-2005, 09:51 PM
Thank you so much Dude. You've been very helpful.

10-03-2005, 09:51 PM
Thanks Skydog.

10-03-2005, 09:52 PM
Go too google search next time. :)

10-04-2005, 02:49 PM
Yes, thank you. Google Search is where I started.

10-18-2005, 12:52 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.

10-18-2005, 06:19 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.