Boxers to make their way into Hall of Fame

Class of 2014 bhof for webPictured top row from left: Calzaghe, De La Hoya and Trinidad. Bottom row from left: Steele, Hearn, Houston and Leifer.

(Canastota, NY – Dec. 2013) The International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum recently announced the newest class of inductees to enter the Hall.

Living inductees include two division champion “The Pride of Wales” Joe Calzaghe, six division world champion “The Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya and three division champion Felix “Tito” Trinidad in the Modern category; promoter Barry Hearn, referee Richard Steele, journalistGraham Houston and photographer Neil Leifer.

“We’re extremely excited about the Class of 2014 and are very much looking forward to honoring the 25th class of inductees,” said Executive Director Edward Brophy.

The 25th Annual Hall of Fame Weekend is scheduled for June 5 to 8. More than 20 events are scheduled including a banquet, parade, autograph card show and the official induction ceremonies.

The Hall of Fame also released names of posthumous honorees: George “K.O.” Chaney, Charles Ledoux and Mike O’Dowd in the Old-Timer Category; referee Eugene Corri in the Non Participant Category; and Tom Allen in the Pioneer Category. Inductees were voted in by members of the Boxing Writers Association and a panel of international boxing historians.

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