This tape features raw footage of boxing legend Floyd Patterson (1935-2006) in Atlantic City, shot for the 1985 TV series "Once A Star." Patterson, his son Tracy, and many other fighters, including Evander Holyfield, go through an orientation meeting in preparation for fighting in the state of New Jersey.
00:00Copy video clip URL Color bars and tone.
00:51Copy video clip URL The tape cuts to a room with many folding chairs and a table, where the fighters are doing paperwork. Floyd Patterson accompanies two young fighters, including his son Tracy, as they get the necessary paperwork so that they can compete later in the evening. Former boxer and New Jersey State Boxing Commissioner Sylvester Cuyler helps the two fighters with their paperwork.
06:58Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of boxing manager Lou Duva. Tracy and the other fighter go through a medical examination before the fight.
11:49Copy video clip URL Footage of the different fighters in their boxing colors and uniforms.
12:20Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of Evander Holyfield wearing an Evander Holyfield t-shirt.
13:25Copy video clip URL Sylvester Cuyler from the New Jersey State Athletic Commission goes over some of the rules for boxing in New Jersey. Footage of the many fighters for the remainder of the tape.
19:46Copy video clip URL Tape ends.