Olivares Returns for Boxing Festivities

Boxing Hall of Fame news

(Canastota, NY – May 2013) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced legendary bantamweight and featherweight champion Ruben “El Puas” Olivares will be among returning Hall of Famers attending festivities planned for the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 6 to 9.

“Ruben Olivares was a dynamic puncher […]

Actress Rosie Perez Named Grand Marshal for Parade of Champions

International Boxing Hall of Fame news

(Canastota, NY – April 16, 2013) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today Academy Award nominated actress and Emmy nominated choreographer Rosie Perez has been named Grand Marshal of the 24th Annual Boxing Hall of Fame Parade of Champions scheduled for Sunday, June 9 at 1 p.m.

“Whether […]

1950s TV Star to Attend BHOF Weekend

(Canastota, NY – April 2013) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced welterweight contender and 1950s television star Gasper Ortega will return to Canastota for festivities planned for the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 6 to 9.

“Gasper Ortega was one of the most popular fighters on television during the […]

James ‘Buddy’ McGirt to Return to Hall of Fame Weekend

(Canastota, NY) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced two-division world champion and noted trainer James “Buddy” McGirt will return to Canastota for festivities planned for the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 6 to 9, 2013.

“Buddy McGirt is a real fan favorite,” said Hall of Fame director Edward Brophy. […]

BHOF to Announce Class of 2013

(Canastota, NY – Dec. 2012) The International Boxing Hall of Fame will hold a news conference at the Hall of Fame Events Pavilion Monday Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. to announce the newest Hall of Fame Inductees.

Inductees will be named in five categories: Modern, Old-Timer, Pioneer, Non- Participant and Observer. Members of the Boxing […]

Hall of Fame Flies Flags at Half-Staff for Heavyweight Jimmy Bivins

 

(Canastota, NY – July 5, 2012) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory of light heavyweight and heavyweight standout Jimmy Bivins. He passed away yesterday at McGregor Home in East Cleveland, Ohio. He was 92.

Born Dec. 6, 1919 in Dry Brach, Ga., he moved […]

Boxers Return for Hall of Fame Weekend

(Canastota, NY) The International Boxing Hall of Fame recently announced legendary bantamweight and featherweight champion Ruben “El Puas” Olivares and legendary junior welterweight champion Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor will be among returning Hall of Famers attending the 23rd Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 7 to 10 in Canastota.

“If you […]

Hall of Fame Flies Flags at Half-Staff for Boxing Writer Bert Sugar

 

(Canastota, NY – March 25, 2012) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory of boxing writer Bert Sugar. He passed away Sunday surrounded by family at Northern Westchester Medical Center in Mount Kisco, NY. He was 74.

Born June 7, 1937 in Washington, DC, with […]

Gold Medalist Celebrates 40th Anniversary

 

BHOF News

(Canastota, NY) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced 1972 Olympic gold medalist “Sugar” Ray Seales will attend festivities planned for the 23rd Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 7 through 10. While in Canastota, Seales will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of his Olympic triumph.

“What a […]

Hall of Fame Flies Flags at Half-Staff for Trainer Angelo Dundee

(Canastota, NY – Feb. 2, 20122) The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory of trainer Angelo Dundee. He passed away yesterday in Tampa, Fla. He was 90.

Born in Philadelphia, Dundee moved to New York following World War II and learned from many of the great […]