Tracy Harris Patterson

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Tracy Harris Patterson
Real nameTracy Harris Patterson
Weight(s)Super featherweight
Born (1964-12-26) December 26, 1964 (age 54)
Grady, Alabama
Boxing record
Total fights73
Wins by KO43
No contests0

Tracy Harris Patterson, (born on December 26, 1964), is a former boxer who became a two weight world champion. Born Tracy Harris in Grady, Alabama, he is the adopted son of former Golden Gloves and world heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson, turned Golden Gloves success into a solid pro career. He won the WBC 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.[1]

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.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Patterson turned pro in 1985 and captured the WBC super bantamweight title in 1992 with a TKO over Thierry Jacob. Tracy and his father Floyd are the first father and son to win world titles in boxing.[3] 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.[4] In 1997 he rematched Gatti, but again lost a decision.[5] He retired in 2001 after a draw with a career record of 63-8-2.[1][6]


  1. ^ a b Abadsidis, Savas (December 6, 2017). "Knock Out!". HuffPost. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Berger, First (March 13, 1986). "BOXERS LOOK AT GOLDEN GLOVES AS FIRST ROUND TO GREATNESS". The New York Times. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Patterson Wins Title With Knockout". Los Angeles Times. June 24, 1992. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  4. ^ Cummings, D.L. (December 16, 1995). "Shocked Patterson Loses By A Decision". New York Daily News. Retrieved May 6, 2011.
  5. ^ Kowalick, Vince (December 20, 1997). "Patterson Still Trying to Find Way on His Own". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "Tracy Harris Patterson Visits Hall". International Boxing Hall of Fame. August 6, 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2018.

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Preceded by
Thierry Jacob
WBC Super Bantamweight Champion
23 June 1992 – 26 August 1994
Succeeded by
Hector Acero-Sanchez
Preceded by
Eddie Hopson
IBF Super Featherweight Champion
9 July 1995 – 15 December 1995
Succeeded by
Arturo Gatti