Interview with Floyd Patterson
QUESTION 10
INTERVIEWER:

Yeah, well sometimes we like to have it again because you might have another thought that you. I need you to expound a little bit about my neighbor next door and--

FLOYD PATTERSON:

Oh, OK, all right.


INTERVIEWER:

Floyd in '67, Ali refused to be inducted into the armed services, I mean, what was your reaction to it? What did you think?

FLOYD PATTERSON:

Well I was bit shocked in the beginning but then I thought about it.

INTERVIEWER:

Excuse me a minute, when Ali refused to be--

FLOYD PATTERSON:

When Ali refused to be inducted into the service, I was a bit shocked in the, at the beginning but as I thought about it, I respect his, his opinion. He had his own thoughts about it and, ah, perhaps he was right. I don't know. But I can only tell you about myself. You see, and that is if I was asked to go in the service, back then, the fact that my next door neighbor lost her son, the lady across the street lost her husband, I would have had to go on guilt feelings alone.

INTERVIEWER:

OK.