This weekend in Canastota N.Y., some of boxing’s best will be cemented in history when they are officially inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF). Among this year’s Hall-of-Fame induction class is ESPN.com boxing columnist and ESPN boxing contributor Nigel Collins. Collins joins ESPN Deportes boxing analysts Joe Cortez and Julio Cesar Chavez as well as former ESPN boxing commentator Al Bernstein as HOF inductees.
Collins, who joined ESPN in 2011, is one of the most respected boxing journalists and historians of all time. Prior to ESPN, he served as editor-in-chief of The Ring Magazine. In addition to his ESPN.com responsibilities, Collins contributed to ESPN’s long-standing Friday Night Fights series, providing social media content, insight and analysis. He will continue in the same role when Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN (PBC on ESPN) debuts on Saturday, July 11 (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET).
ESPNFrontRow.com caught up with Collins to discuss being inducted into the HOF and more. Read Full Q&A.
ESPN’s Brian Campbell also caught up with Collins to discuss his Hall of Fame career.