Thomas Peter "Pete" Rademacher (November 20, 1928 – June 4, 2020) was an American heavyweight boxer. He was a gold medalist at the 1956 Olympics. He became the only person to challenge for the world heavyweight championship in his first professional game when he faced Floyd Patterson on August 22 1957. He was born in Tieton, Washington.
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- Borrone, Bert (July 31, 1957). "Suspicion Grows That Marciano Is Using Role As Coach Of Rademacher As Stepping Stone To Comeback Try". Park City Daily News. Bowling Green, Kentucky. p. 13.
- "Pete Rademacher, 1956 Olympic boxing champion, dies at 91". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved June 5, 2020.