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Floyd Patterson heads NY Hall of Fame 2014 class

FLOYD PATTERSON: Patterson was living in Mount Vernon

FLOYD PATTERSON: Patterson was living in Mount Vernon in 1954 when he became the youngest man ever to win the world heavyweight title. Patterson, who died in 2006, lived the final years of his life in New Paltz, where he is buried. (Credit: Getty Images)

Father and son combo Floyd and Tracy Harris Patterson highlight the 2014 New York State Boxing Hall of Fame inductee class. 

Other boxers being inducted include Billy Backus, Kevin Kelley, Juan Laporte, Gerry Cooney, Mustafa Hamsho, Howard Davis Jr., Lou Ambers, Jack Britton and Terry McGovern.

Trainer and ESPN analyst Teddy Atlas and promoter Lou DiBella head the list of non-boxer being inducted. Steve Farhood, Gene Moore, Angelo Prospero, Whitey Bimstein, Cus D’Amato and William Muldoon will also be honored.

"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."

The dinner will be held on Sunday March 30 at 12:30 at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

Each inductee will receive a custom-designed belt signifying his induction into the NYSBHOF. Plaques are on display at the New York State Athletic Commission and Waterfront Crabhouse. Ring 8 also plans to build a monument in Long Island City with every NYSBHOF inductee's name inscribed.
 

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