Hall of Fame Preparing for 2005 Induction Weekend

22.03.05 - With just over 10 weeks until the start of the 16th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, the International Boxing Hall of Fame’s staff and team of volunteers have been busy planning details for the June 9-12th event. According to Hall of Fame officials, nearly 250 volunteers will contribute their time and effort to make the annual Hall of Fame Weekend a success..

"The Hall of Fame Weekend is an opportunity for everyone who loves boxing to celebrate the spirit of the sport in 'Boxing's Hometown,'" said Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy. "Canastota looks forward to again hosting boxing's highlight weekend of the year."

Events planned for the weekend include a banquet, parade, golf tournament, boxing autograph card show, cocktail party, and professional boxing show. Tickets for all events are moving quickly and capacity crowds are again anticipated for June.

"Boxing fans from throughout the United States and as far away as England, Scotland, and Australia have already reserved tickets and made hotel accommodations for the weekend," said Brophy.

Living inductees to be honored at the Official Induction Ceremony on Sunday, June 12th are featherweight champion Bobby Chacon, junior welterweight champion Duilio Loi, featherweight champion Barry McGuigan, junior middleweight champion Terry Norris, matchmaker Don Fraser and writer Bert Sugar. Posthumous inductees will also be honored.

An impressive list of over 50 boxing greats from the United States and abroad are scheduled to participate in weekend festivities. Among Hall of Fame alumni scheduled to attend include Ken Norton, Emile Griffith, Aaron Pryor, Jeff Fenech, Alexis Arguello and Canastota’s Carmen Basilio.

For more information on the Hall of Fame’s 16th Annual Induction Weekend please call (315) 697-7095 or visit

Article posted on 22.03.2005

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