Interview with Floyd Patterson
QUESTION 5
INTERVIEWER:

Floyd, what were some of the things that Clay was saying that, that, you know, made you react to him by challenging him to fight?

FLOYD PATTERSON:

Well some of the things he said was that, ah--

INTERVIEWER:

Could you clue, I mean Clay.

FLOYD PATTERSON:

Well, some of the things Cassius Clay said about me is, going back when he was Cassius Clay. Ah, he called me a White man's champion. Now, I always, always respected what he believes, ah, and I felt he should respect my belief. And the fact that, ah, I didn't see colors, he called me a White man's champion. And I resented that.**