Tex Maule, "Still Too Tender to be a Tiger," Sports Illustrated, July 13, 1964, 20-21.

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Title

Tex Maule, "Still Too Tender to be a Tiger," Sports Illustrated, July 13, 1964, 20-21.

Subject

Floyd Patterson vs. Eddie Machen

Description

The picture to the left of the text depicts a Floyd Patterson with a sheepish smile on his face. Although he has sweat dropping down his forehead and a towel around his shoulders like he just went through a difficult sparring match with his opponent, the text says otherwise. Part of the first sentence reads “…Floyd Patterson defeated Eddie Machen in 12 rounds of boxing that would never frighten Cassius Clay back into training…” Already, Patterson is being used as a foil for Muhammad Ali. The page then goes on to describe how unimpressive the fight was and that “Floyd is a nice man, too nice to be a professional fistfighter…” The portrayal of him as a nice person invalidates all the hard work he put in and matches he won that catapulted him from seventh to second overall challenger of the heavyweight championship.

Creator

Toni Cuevas

Source

Sports Illustrated

Publisher

Time Inc.

Date

July 13, 1964

Citation

Toni Cuevas, “Tex Maule, "Still Too Tender to be a Tiger," Sports Illustrated, July 13, 1964, 20-21.,” Magazines, accessed June 23, 2024, https://omeka.middlebury.edu/magazines/items/show/94.

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