LAS VEGAS (July 15, 2016) — Sugar Ray Leonard, a member of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s (NVBHOF) inaugural class in 2013, will return to the Hall’s 2016 induction ceremony to pay tribute to the late Muhammad Ali. Leonard, who won a 1976 Olympic gold medal and world titles in five weight classes as a pro, will give a speech, “What Muhammad Ali Meant to Me,” as part of the annual induction dinner on … Read Article
Since the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame (NVBHOF) came into existence in 2013, Floyd “Money” Mayweather has had a strangle-hold on the Nevada Fighter of the Year Award. The gifted Mayweather won the Award three straight years. However, that changes in 2016.… Read Article
The opening bell will ring today for the 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. A huge gathering of boxing stars of yesterday and today will assemble to participate in festivities in Canastota.… Read Article
The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory of three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali. He passed away yesterday in Arizona. He was 74.
1990 Hall of Fame Inductee Muhammad Ali
Born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 17, 1942, he won light heavyweight gold at the 1960 Olympics and turned pro the same year. As a pro, Ali was the first man to win the world heavyweight championship three … Read Article
For boxers Lupe Pintor and Hilario Zapata, judge Harold Lederman, commissioner Marc Ratner, journalist Jerry Izenberg and broadcaster Col. Bob Sheridan, their day in the sun is rapidly approaching. On Sunday, June 12th they will join boxing’s immortals when they are officially inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York.… Read Article
The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today members of the 1976 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team will reunite in Canastota for the 40th anniversary of the Montreal Olympic Games during the Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 9-12th.… Read Article
The International Boxing Hall of Fame will release the name of the 2016 Parade of Champions Grand Marshal on Monday, April 18th at 1 p.m.… Read Article
CANASTOTA, NY – APRIL 7, 2016 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame is asking the boxing community for continued assistance into the investigation of six stolen championship belts, four won by Carmen Basilio and two won by Tony Zale.… Read Article
NEW YORK (April 5, 2016) – More than 300 people packed Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, NY this past Sunday for the fifth annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction dinner.… Read Article
CANASTOTA, NY – APRIL 1, 2016 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today two-division champion “The Hawaiian Punch” Brian Viloria will make his first visit to Canastota to attend festivities planned for the 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 9-12th.
“We are very excited about welcoming Brian Viloria to the Hall of Fame for the first time,” said Hall of Fame director Edward Brophy. “I’m sure boxing fans will … Read Article