By Shawn Craddick
We were alerted this afternoon by Juan Diaz Trainer Timothy Knight that Sam "The King" Floyd has passed away at the age of 62. Sam was funeralized today at 11am at St. Stephen Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Sam Floyd had fought John "The Beast" Mugabi and Mickey Goodwin. He also sparred Tommy Hearns and Lloyd Honeygan. Sam was also Timothy Knights trainer in the amateurs and in the Pro ranks.
He is survived by his wife, Jackie Floyd, children, Cassandra Suggs, Samantha, Corey and Samuel D. Jr. Floyd, Stefannie and ShaTanya English, Robert and William Robinson, Semonia Cooksey, and Felicia Buchanon; brothers, Harry (Mary) and Daniel (Marcella) Floyd; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family.