Re: Floyd Patterson's comeback in the early 70's
FWIW, The Ring had Floyd at either #9 or #10 for most of 1971. In 1972 he rose to #4 and even got as high as #3 in the October and November issues. After the Ali loss he held steady at #4 or #5, then dropped down to #8 in the June 1973 issue after several months of inactivity. By the October 1973 issue Floyd was dropped from Ring's ratings.