Orlando boxer to be inducted in Florida Boxing Hall of Fame

The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame is filled with legends.An Orlando coach and former boxer has been waiting his whole life for this honor.Steve Harris started boxing when he was 13 years old.His father taught him and his brother Vincent Harris the rules of The ring. The Orlando boxer has had more than 250 amateur fights and became a national champion at 15. “I won the national championships twice, and I was the first national champion in the Florida Association,” Steve Harris said. Now he trains other boxers, including the Brazilian champion, Fabiano “Pit Bull” Pena.This weekend is huge for Steve Harris, who’s heading to St. Pete/Clearwater to be inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame for his boxing and coaching.It’s always been a dream because everybody knows ever since I started, I always said I was going to be in the Hall of Fame, at least one day,” Steve Harris said. His father, boxing icon and trainer, coach Lou Harris was inducted into the Hall of Fame’s class of 2020, posthumo usly.Steve Harris and his family were there to proudly accept the honor in his memory.Now it’s Steve Harris’ turn.”I’ll be thinking that my dad is looking down from heaven, smiling and he is going to be saying, ‘ well deserved,'” Steve Harris said. He admits it will be a bittersweet honor. His father was killed in February of 2019.Lou Harris’ grandson and Steve Harris’ nephew, Lucien Harris, is charged with the coach’s murder.Trial is set for September.”Really, I try not to think about it. I try to do as much of the boxing as I can,” Steve Harris said.He’s looking forward to the excitement of being in the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame.He said his father will be with him too.”I know he was with me every stop and every move I make, so every chance I get, I’m trying to fulfill his legacy,” Steve Harris said. Steve Harris said he will continue coaching and he looks forward to training celebrities for their charity match-ups.

The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame is filled with legends.

An Orlando coach and former boxer has been waiting his whole life for this honor.

Steve Harris started boxing when he was 13 years old.

His father taught him and his brother Vincent Harris the rules of the ring.

The Orlando boxer has had more than 250 amateur fights and became a national champion at 15.

“I won the national championships twice, and I was the first national champion in the Florida Association,” Steve Harris said.

Now he trains other boxers, including the Brazilian champion, Fabiano “Pit Bull” Pena.

This weekend is huge for Steve Harris, who’s heading to St. Pete/Clearwater to be inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame for his boxing and coaching.

“It’s always been a dream because everybody knows ever since I started, I always said I was going to be in the Hall of Fame, at least one day,” Steve Harris said.

His father, boxing icon and trainer, coach Lou Harris was inducted into the Hall of Fame’s class of 2020, posthumously.

Steve Harris and his family were there to proudly accept the honor in his memory.

Now it’s Steve Harris’ turn.

“I’ll be thinking that my dad is looking down from heaven, smiling and he is going to be saying, ‘well deserved,'” Steve Harris said.

He admits it will be a bittersweet honor. His father was killed in February of 2019.

Lou Harris’ grandson and Steve Harris’ nephew, Lucien Harris, is charged with the coach’s murder.

Trial is set for September.

“Really, I try not to think about it. I try to do as much of the boxing as I can,” Steve Harris said.

He’s looking forward to the excitement of being in the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame.

He said his father will be with him too.

“I know he was with me every stop and every move I make, so every chance I get, I’m trying to fulfill his legacy,” Steve Harris said.

Steve Harris said he will continue coaching and he looks forward to training celebrities for their charity match-ups.

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