Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 1/22/14
The first father-son combination of Floyd Patterson and Tracy Harris Patterson highlight the announcement of the Class of 2014 inductees heading into the third-year New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF). The third annual NYSBHOF induction dinner will be held Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), March 30, at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. The NYSBHOF is sponsored by Ring 8 "This is another very strong class of inductees," Ring 8 & NYSBHOF president Bob Duffy said. "We are honoring New York's finest in our sport. This is all about recognizing great fighters, as well as others involved in boxing, from the state of New York." Two-time World Heavyweight Champion Patterson (55-8-1, 40 KOs), of Brooklyn, will be inducted posthumously along with his adopted son, boxing trainer Tracy Harris (63-8-2, 43 KOs), the former WBC/IBF Super Featherweight Champion from New Paltz. Other living boxers heading into the NYSBHOF are former WBC/WBA Welterweight Champion Billy Backus
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