Tracy Harris Patterson

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Tracy Harris Patterson
Statistics
Real name Tracy Harris Patterson
Nickname(s) Caesar
Rated at Super Featherweight
Nationality American
Born (1964-12-26) December 26, 1964 (age 49)
Grady, Alabama
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 73
Wins 63
Wins by KO 43
Losses 8
Draws 2
No contests 0

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.

Amateur career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Thierry Jacob
WBC Super Bantamweight Champion
23 Jun 1992– 26 Aug 1994
Succeeded by
Hector Acero-Sanchez
Preceded by
Eddie Hopson
IBF Super Featherweight Champion
9 Jul 1995– 15 Dec 1995
Succeeded by
Arturo Gatti