file_182287_1_IBHOF_630The International Boxing Hall of Fame will release the names of the Class of 2017 on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m.

Inductees will be named in four categories: Modern, Old-Timer, Non- Participant and Observer. Members of the Boxing Writers Association of America and an international panel of boxing historians cast votes. Voters from Japan, England, Canada, Australia, Germany, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the United States are among those who participated in the election process.

“We are very much looking forward to releasing the names of the newest honorees next week,” said Executive Director Edward Brophy. “It’s always an exciting time for the boxing world see who will receive boxing’s highest honor and take a permanent place on the Hall of Fame Wall.”

The 2017 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend will be held June 8 through 11 in Canastota. Many events, including a banquet, parade, golf tournament and the Official Induction Ceremony on the Hall of Fame Museum Grounds, are scheduled. A celebrity lineup of over 40 boxing greats of yesterday and today is anticipated.

For more information on the Hall of Fame’s 28th Annual Induction Weekend and the announcement of the Class of 2017, please call the Hall of Fame at (315) 697-7095, visit online at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at

By martha

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