| Tracy Harris Patterson|
| Super Featherweight|
| December 26, 1964 (age 50)
Grady, Alabama (1964-12-26) |
Bantamweight, Super featherweight
Tracy Harris Patterson, (born on December 26, 1964 in Grady, Alabama), is a former boxer who became a two weight world champion. Born Tracy Harris, he is the adopted son of former Golden Gloves and World Champion Floyd Patterson, turned Golden Gloves success into a solid pro career. He won the super-bantamweight title with a two-round TKO of Thierry Jacob and defended the title for two years before losing the belt to Hector Acero-Sanchez in 1994. He later won the IBF super featherweight title against Eddie Hopson in 1995. Patterson retired in 2001 with a pro record of 63-8-2.
As an amateur, Patterson won two New York Golden Gloves Championships. Patterson won both the 1984 119 Lbs. Open Championship and the 1985 125 Lbs. Open Championship. Patterson trained at the Hugenot Boys Club in New Paltz, New York by his adoptive father, former Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson, a two-time Golden Gloves winner.
Patterson turned pro in 1985 and captured the WBC Super Bantamweight Title in 1992 with a TKO over Thierry Jacob. He defended the title four times before losing the belt to Hector Acero Sanchez in 1994. In 1995 he captured the IBF Super Featherweight Title by TKO'ing Eddie Hopson, but lost the belt later in the year when defending against Arturo Gatti. In 1997 he rematched Gatti, but again lost a decision. He retired in 2001 after a draw with a career record of 63-8-2.
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