International Boxing Hall of Fame

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International Boxing Hall of Fame, Canastota, New York
Some of the exhibits at the International Boxing Hall of Fame

The modern International Boxing Hall of Fame, located in Canastota, New York, United States, honors boxers, trainers and other contributors to the sport worldwide. The International Boxing Hall of Fame is one of two recognized international boxing halls of fame, along with the World Boxing Hall of Fame in Riverside, CA.[1]

The first Boxing Hall of Fame was sponsored by The Ring magazine and was, for decades, located at the offices of Madison Square Garden in New York City. A 1990 initiative by Ed Brophy to honor Canastota's world boxing champions, Carmen Basilio and Basilio's nephew, Billy Backus; the village of Canastota inaugurated the new museum, which showcases boxing's rich history.[2] Multiple-award-winning artist Richard T. Slone was named the official artist of the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1997 and remains so to this day.

There are ceremonies conducted each year to honor inductees which are annually attended by many former world boxing champions, as well as boxing and Hollywood celebrities. Professional boxers become eligible for election into the Hall of Fame five years after their retirement. Inductions are handled by members of the Boxing Writers Association of America and an international panel of boxing historians who select inductees in five separate categories:

  • Modern: Retired boxers whose last bout was no earlier than 1943.
  • Old Timers: Boxers whose last bout was no earlier than 1893 and no later than 1942. This was expanded to 1988 in 2015. The International Boxing Hall of Fame currently alternates yearly between inducting boxers whose last bout was from 1893 to 1942 and boxers whose last bout was from 1943 to 1988.[3]
  • Pioneers: Boxers whose last bout was in or prior to 1892.
  • Observers: Journalists, historians, writers and artists.
  • Non-Participants: People who made contributions to the sport of boxing apart from their roles as boxers or observers.

Inductees

Modern

Year Inductees Record Nationality
1990 Muhammad Ali 56–5–0 (37 KO)  United States
1990 Henry "Armstrong" Jackson Jr. 151–21–9 (101 KO)  United States
1990 Carmine "Carmen" Basilio 56–16–7 (27 KO)  United States
1990 Ezzard Charles 93–25–1 (52 KO)  United States
1990 William David "Billy" Conn 64–11–1 (15 KO)  United States
1990 Robert "Bob" "The Deputy Sheriff" Foster 56–8–1 (46 KO)  United States
1990 Joseph "Smokin' Joe" Frazier 32–4–1 (27 KO)  United States
1990 Gerardo "Kid Gavilán" González 108–30–5 (28 KO)  Cuba
1990 Emile Griffith 85–24–2 (23 KO)  United States Virgin Islands
1990 Giacobbe "Jake" "The Raging Bull" LaMotta 83–19–4 (30 KO)  United States
1990 Joseph "Joe" Louis Barrow 66–3–0 (52 KO)  United States
1990 Rocco Francis "Rocky Marciano" Marchegiano 49–0–0 (43 KO)  United States
1990 Carlos Monzón 87–3–9 (59 KO)  Argentina
1990 Archibald Lee "Archie Moore" Wright 185–23–10 (131 KO)  United States
1990 José "Mantequilla" Nápoles 81–7–0 (54 KO)  Cuba
1990 Guglielmo "Willie Pep" Papaleo 229–11–1 (65 KO)  United States
1990 "Sugar" Ray Robinson 173–19–6 (108 KO)  United States
1990 Joseph "Sandy" Saddler 144–16–2 (103 KO)  United States
1990 Arnold Raymond "Jersey Joe Walcott" Cream 51–18–2 (32 KO)  United States
1990 Ike Williams 127–24–4 (61 KO)  United States
1991 Marcellin "Marcel" Cerdan 119–4–0 (65 KO)  France
1991 Lawrence Gene Fullmer 55–6–3 (24 KO)  United States
1991 Thomas Rocco "Rocky Graziano" Barbella 67–10–6 (52 KO)  United States
1991 Sidney "Beau Jack" Walker 91–24–5 (44 KO)  United States
1991 Charles L. "Sonny" Liston 50–4–0 (39 KO)  United States
1991 Rubén Olivares 89–13–3 (79 KO)  Mexico
1991 Carlos Ortíz 61–7–1 (30 KO)  Puerto Rico
1991 Floyd Patterson 55–8–1 (40 KO)  United States
1991 Salvador Sánchez 44–1–1 (32 KO)  Mexico
1991 Richard "Dick Tiger" Ihetu 60–19–3 (27 KO)  Nigeria
1991 Anthony "Tony Zale" Zaleski 67–18–2 (45 KO)  United States
1992 Alexis Argüello 77–8–0 (72 KO)  Nicaragua
1992 Giovanni "Nino" Benvenuti 82–7–1 (35 KO)  Italy
1992 Charley Burley 83–12–2 (50 KO)  United States
1992 Billy Graham 102–15–9 (27 KO)  United States
1992 Éder Jofre 72–2–4 (50 KO)  Brazil
1992 Kenneth "Ken" Norton 42–7–1 (33 KO)  United States
1992 Maximillian "Max" Schmeling 56–10–4 (40 KO)  Germany
1993 Gabriel "Flash" Elorde 89–27–2 (33 KO)  Philippines
1993 Carmine "Joey Giardello" Tilelli 100–26–8 (33 KO)  United States
1993 "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler 62–3–2 (52 KO)  United States
1993 Harold Johnson 76–11–0 (32 KO)  United States
1993 Fritzie Zivic 158–65–9 (82 KO)  United States
1994 Judah "Jack Kid Berg" Bergman 157–26–9 (61 KO)  England
1994 Giuseppe "Joey Maxim" Berardinelli 82–29–4 (21 KO)  United States
1994 Michael "Jinx" Spinks 31–1–0 (21 KO)  United States
1994 Carlos Zárate 66–4–0 (63 KO)  Mexico
1995 Wilfredo Gómez 44–3–1 (42 KO)  Puerto Rico
1995 "Fighting" Harada Masahiko 55–7–0 (22 KO)  Japan
1995 Bob Montgomery 75–19–3 (37 KO)  United States
1995 Pascual Pérez 84–7–1 (57 KO)  Argentina
1996 Wilfred Benítez 53–8–1 (31 KO)  Puerto Rico
1996 Joe Brown 116–47–13 (53 KO)  United States
1996 Manuel Ortiz 100–28–3 (54 KO)  United States
1996 Aaron Pryor 39–1–0 (35 KO)  United States
1997 "Sugar" Ray Leonard 36–3–1 (25 KO)  United States
1997 Luis Manuel Rodríguez 107–13–0 (49 KO)  Cuba
1997 José "Chegüi" Torres 41–3–1 (29 KO)  Puerto Rico
1997 Antonio "Chalky" Wright 159–43–18 (82 KO)  United States
1998 Sammy Angott 94–29–8 (22 KO)  United States
1998 Miguel Canto 61–9–4 (15 KO)  Mexico
1998 Antonio "Kid Pambelé" Cervantes 91–12–3 (45 KO)  Colombia
1998 Matthew Saad Muhammad (né Loach) 39–16–3 (29 KO)  United States
1999 Jimmy Bivins 86–25–1 (31 KO)  United States
1999 Khaosai Galaxy 47–1–0 (41 KO)  Thailand
1999 Lew Jenkins 73–41–5 (51 KO)  United States
1999 Eusebio Pedroza 41–6–1 (25 KO)  Panama
1999 Vicente Saldivar 37–3–0 (26 KO)  Mexico
2000 Ken Buchanan 61–8–0 (27 KO)  Scotland
2000 Jimmy Carter 81–31–9 (32 KO)  United States
2000 Jeff Chandler 33–2–2 (18 KO)  United States
2000 Bobo Olson 97–16–2 (47 KO)  United States
2001 Ismael Laguna 65–9–1 (37 KO)  Panama
2001 László Papp 27–0–2 (15 KO)  Hungary
2001 Willie Pastrano 62–13–8 (14 KO)  United States
2001 Ultiminio "Sugar" Ramos 55–7–4 (40 KO)  Cuba
2001 Randy Turpin 66–8–1 (45 KO)  England
2002 José "Pipino" Cuevas González 35–15–0 (31 KO)  Mexico
2002 Jeff Fenech 29–3–1 (21 KO)  Australia
2002 Víctor Galíndez 55–9–4 (34 KO)  Argentina
2002 Ingemar Johansson 26–2–0 (17 KO)  Sweden
2003 Fred Apostoli 61–10–1 (31 KO)  United States
2003 Curtis Cokes 62–14–4 (30 KO)  United States
2003 George Foreman 76–5–0 (68 KO)  United States
2003 Nicolino Locche 117–4–14 (14 KO)  Argentina
2003 Mike McCallum 49–5–1 (36 KO)  Jamaica
2004 Azumah Nelson 39–6–2 (28 KO)  Ghana
2004 Carlos Palomino 31–4–3 (19 KO)  Mexico
2004 Dwight Muhammad Qawi 41–11–1 (25 KO)  United States
2004 Daniel Zaragoza 55–8–3 (28 KO)  Mexico
2005 Bobby Chacon 59–7–1 (47 KO)  United States
2005 Duilio Loi 115–3–8 (26 KO)  Italy
2005 Barry McGuigan 32–3–0 (28 KO)  Ireland
2005 Terry Norris 47–9–0 (31 KO)  United States
2006 Michael Carbajal 49–4–0 (33 KO)  United States
2006 Humberto González 43–3–0 (30 KO)  Mexico
2006 Edwin Rosario 47–6–0 (41 KO)  Puerto Rico
2007 Roberto Durán 103–16–0 (70 KO)  Panama
2007 Ricardo López 51–0–1 (38 KO)  Mexico
2007 Pernell Whitaker 40–4–1 (17 KO)  United States
2008 Larry Holmes 69–6–0 (44 KO)  United States
2008 Eddie Perkins 74–20–2 (21 KO)  United States
2008 Holman Williams 146–30–11 (36 KO)  United States
2009 Orlando Canizales 50–5–1 (37 KO)  United States
2009 Lennox Lewis 41–2–1 (32 KO)  England
 Canada
2009 Brian Mitchell 45–1–3 (21 KO)  South Africa
2010 Chang Jung-koo 38–4–0 (17 KO)  South Korea
2010 Danny Lopez 42–6–0 (39 KO)  United States
2010 Lloyd Marshall 70–25–4 (36 KO)  United States
2011 Julio César Chávez 107–6–2 (86 KO)  Mexico
2011 Kostya Tszyu 31–2–0 (25 KO)  Russia
 Australia
2011 Mike Tyson 50–6–0 (44 KO)  United States
2012 Herbert Hardwick 176–56–10 (48 KO)  Puerto Rico
2012 Thomas Hearns 61–5–1 (48 KO)  United States
2012 Mark Johnson 44–5–0 (28 KO)  United States
2013 Arturo Gatti 40–9–0 (31 KO)  Canada
2013 Virgil Hill 49–7–0 (23 KO)  United States
2013 Yuh Myung-woo 38–1–0 (14 KO)  South Korea
2014 Joe Calzaghe 46–0–0 (32 KO)  Wales
2014 Oscar De La Hoya 39–6–0 (30 KO)  United States
2014 Felix Trinidad 42–3–0 (35 KO)  Puerto Rico
2015 Naseem Hamed 36–1–0 (31 KO)  England
2015 Riddick Bowe 43–1–0 (33 KO)  United States
2015 Ray Mancini 29–5–0 (23 KO)  United States
2016 Hector Camacho 79-6-3 (38 KO)  Puerto Rico
2016 Lupe Pintor 56-14-2 (42 KO)  Mexico
2016 Hilario Zapata 43-10-1 (15 KO)  Panama
2017 Marco Antonio Barrera 67–7–0 (44 KO)  Mexico
2017 Evander Holyfield 44–10–2 (29 KO)  United States
2017 Johnny Tapia 59–5–2 (30 KO)  United States
2018 Vitali Klitschko 45–2 (41 KO)  Ukraine
2018 Érik Morales 52–9 (36 KO)  Mexico
2018 Winky Wright 51–6-1 (25 KO)  United States

Old Timers

Year Inductees Record Nationality
1990 Abe Attell 72–10–17 (39 KO)  United States
1990 Jack Britton 104–28–20 (30 KO)  United States
1990 Tony Canzoneri 137–24–10 (44 KO)  United States
1990 James J. Corbett 11–4–3 (5 KO)  United States
1990 Jack Dempsey 61–6–9 (50 KO)  United States
1990 George Dixon 69–29–51 (38 KO)  Canada
1990 Jim Driscoll 53–3–5 (35 KO)  Wales
1990 Bob Fitzsimmons 68–8–5 (59 KO)  England
 New Zealand
1990 Joe Gans 145–10–16 (100 KO)  United States
1990 Harry Greb 104–8–3 (48 KO)  United States
1990 Peter Jackson 45–3–4 (30 KO)  Australia
1990 James J. Jeffries 19–1–2 (16 KO)  United States
1990 Jack Johnson 77–13–14 (48 KO)  United States
1990 Stanley Ketchel 52–4–4 (49 KO)  United States
1990 Sam Langford 167–38–37 (117 KO)  Canada
1990 Benny Leonard 85–5–1 (69 KO)  United States
1990 Terry McGovern 60–4–4 (42 KO)  United States
1990 Barney Ross 72–4–3 (22 KO)  United States
1990 Gene Tunney 61–1–1 (45 KO)  United States
1990 Mickey Walker 93–19–4 (60 KO)  United States
1990 Jimmy Wilde 131–3–2 (99 KO)  Wales
1991 Georges Carpentier 88–14–6 (56 KO)  France
1991 Kid Chocolate 131–9–6 (50 KO)  Cuba
1991 Johnny Dundee 90–31–19 (22 KO)  United States
1991 Young Griffo 63–9–37 (32 KO)  Australia
1991 Tommy Loughran 94–23–9 (17 KO)  United States
1991 Charles McCoy 86–6–6 (64 KO)  United States
1991 Jimmy McLarnin 62–11–3 (20 KO)  Canada
 Ireland
1991 Tommy Ryan 86–3–6 (22 KO)  Canada
1991 Joe Walcott 92–25–24 (58 KO)  Barbados
1992 Lou Ambers 90–8–6 (30 KO)  United States
1992 Al Brown 123–18–10 (55 KO)  Panama
1992 Jack "Nonpareil" Dempsey 50–3–3 (26 KO)  Ireland
 United States
1992 Mike Gibbons 62–3–4 (38 KO)  United States
1992 Gershon "Ted Kid Lewis" Mendeloff 173–30–14 (71 KO)  England
1992 Packey McFarland 64–1–5 (47 KO)  United States
1992 Battling Nelson 59–19–19 (38 KO)  Denmark
1992 Harry Wills 65–8–2 (47 KO)  United States
1993 Les Darcy 45–4–0 (29 KO)  Australia
1993 Tiger Flowers 115–14–6 (53 KO)  United States
1993 Tommy Gibbons 57–4–1 (47 KO)  United States
1993 Maxie Rosenbloom 210–38–26 (19 KO)  United States
1994 John Henry Lewis 103–8–6 (60 KO)  United States
1994 Philadelphia Jack O'Brien 100–10–16 (51 KO)  United States
1994 Jack Sharkey 38–13–3 (14 KO)  Lithuania
 United States
1994 Pancho Villa 89–8–4 (22 KO)  Philippines
1995 Max Baer 72–12–0 (53 KO)  United States
1995 Jack Dillon 94–7–14 (64 KO)  United States
1995 Johnny Kilbane 51–4–7 (25 KO)  United States
1995 Jack McAuliffe 30–0–5 (22 KO)  Ireland
 United States
1996 Tommy Burns 46–5–8 (37 KO)  Canada
1996 Jack Delaney 77–10–2 (44 KO)  Canada
1996 Fidel LaBarba 70–15–6 (16 KO)  United States
1996 Young Stribling 221–12–14 (125 KO)  United States
1996 Kid Williams 104–17–9 (55 KO)  Denmark
1997 Pete Herman 67–12–8 (21 KO)  United States
1997 Joe Jeanette 79–9–6 (66 KO)  United States
1997 Freddie Miller 208–28–7 (42 KO)  United States
1997 Freddie Welsh 73–4–6 (32 KO)  Wales
1998 Joe Choynski 50–14–6 (25 KO)  United States
1998 Frankie Genaro 82–21–8 (19 KO)  United States
1998 George Lavigne 35–6–10 (19 KO)  United States
1998 Benny Lynch 83–13–15 (34 KO)  Scotland
1998 Sammy Mandell 82–21–9 (32 KO)  United States
1999 Johnny Coulon 52–6–4 (30 KO)  Canada
1999 Sam McVey 63–12–7 (48 KO)  United States
1999 Freddie Steele 120–4–9 (60 KO)  United States
1999 Lew Tendler 59–11–2 (38 KO)  United States
2000 Jimmy Barry 59–0–9 (39 KO)  United States
2000 Battling Levinsky 77–19–15 (34 KO)  United States
2000 Billy Petrolle 83–21–10 (62 KO)  United States
2000 Adolph Wolgast 60–12–13 (40 KO)  United States
2001 Paul Berlenbach 39–8–3 (33 KO)  United States
2001 James J. Braddock 46–23–4 (27 KO)  Ireland
 United States
2001 Billy Papke 37–11–6 (30 KO)  United States
2001 Midget Wolgast 149–35–16 (16 KO)  United States
2002 Benny Bass 152–28–5 (69 KO)  Ukraine
 United States
2002 Sixto Escobar 46–23–3 (22 KO)  Puerto Rico
2002 Harry Harris 38–2–7 (14 KO)  United States
2002 Dixie Kid 80–29–12 (58 KO)  United States
2002 Charley Mitchell 47–31–3 (7 KO)  England
2002 Owen Moran 67–16–5 (34 KO)  England
2003 Battling Battalino 57–26–3 (23 KO)  United States
2003 Louis Kaplan 104–18–12 (25 KO)  Ukraine
 United States
2003 Tom Sharkey 40–6–5 (37 KO)  United States
2003 Jess Willard 24–6–1 (21 KO)  United States
2004 Baby Arizmendi 70–26–13 (12 KO)  Mexico
2004 Young Corbett III 124–12–15 (32 KO)  Italy
2004 Jackie Fields 72–9–2 (31 KO)  United States
2004 Willie Ritchie 37–8–12 (9 KO)  United States
2005 Eugène Criqui 98–16–11 (56 KO)  France
2005 Joe Lynch 52–12–10 (38 KO)  United States
2005 Charles "Bud" Taylor 71–23–6 (37 KO)  United States
2005 Marcel Thil 114–22–13 (54 KO)  France
2006 Lou Brouillard 107–29–2 (66 KO)  Canada
2006 Jimmy Slattery 113–12–0 (50 KO)  United States
2006 Teddy Yarosz 107–18–3 (17 KO)  United States
2007 George Godfrey 97–20–3 (80 KO)  United States
2007 Pedro Montañez 92–7–4 (54 KO)  Puerto Rico
2007 Kid Norfolk 80–16–2 (31 KO)  United States
2008 Len Harvey 111–13–9 (51 KO)  England
2008 Frank Klaus 51–4–2 (27 KO)  United States
2008 Harry Lewis 80–16–11 (42 KO)  United States
2009 William Jones 101–24–13 (52 KO)  United States
2009 Billy Smith 30–24–26 (22 KO)  Canada
2009 Billy Soose 34–6–1 (13 KO)  United States
2010 Young Corbett II 68–22–16 (47 KO)  United States
2010 Rocky Kansas 64–12–7 (32 KO)  Italy
2010 Billy Miske 48–2–2 (35 KO)  United States
2011 Memphis Pal Moore 109–25–24 (11 KO)  United States
2011 Jack Root 40–3–3 (28 KO)  United States
2011 Dave Shade 124–23–46 (14 KO)  United States
2012 Newsboy Brown 57–13–5 (11 KO)  United States
2012 Leo Hauck 158–9–11 (21 KO)  United States
2012 Jake Kilrain 18–6–12 (3 KO)  United States
2013 Wesley Ramey 140–28–12 (11 KO)  United States
2013 Jeff Smith 88–12–3 (48 KO)  United States
2014 George Chaney 101–21–3 (78 KO)  United States
2014 Mike O'Dowd 51–7–3 (39 KO)  United States
2014 Charles Ledoux 97–22–5 (81 KO)  France
2015 Masao Ohba 38–2–1 (16 KO)  Japan
2015 Yoko Gushiken 23–1 (15 KO)  Japan
2015 Ken Overlin 135–19–9 (23 KO)  United States
2016 Petey Sarron 102–23–12 (25 KO)  United States
2017 Eddie Booker 66–5–8 (32 KO)  United States

Pioneers

Year Inductees Nationality
1990 Jack Broughton  England
1990 Jem Mace  England
1990 Daniel Mendoza  England
1990 Tom Sayers  England
1990 John L. Sullivan  United States
1991 Tom Cribb  England
1991 William "Bendigo" Thompson  England
1992 Jem Belcher  England
1992 James Figg  England
1992 James Burke  England
1992 John Jackson  England
1992 Thomas King  England
1992 Nat Langham  England
1992 Tom Spring  England
1993 Hen Pearce  England
1994 Benjamin Brain  England
1995 Tom Johnson  England
1995 Jem Ward  England
1996 John Morrissey  Ireland
 United States
1997 Tom Molineaux  United States
1997 Dutch Sam  England
1998 Professor Mike Donovan  United States
2000 Arthur Chambers  England
2001 Barney Aaron  England
2002 John C. Heenan  United States
2002 Young Dutch Sam  England
2003 Caleb Baldwin  England
2003 Joe Goss  England
2004 Billy Edwards  England
2005 Jack Randall  England
2005 Bill Richmond  United States
2006 Jem Carney  England
2007 Young Barney Aaron  England
2007 Dick Curtis  England
2008 Dan Donnelly  Ireland
2008 Paddy Duffy  United States
2009 Tom Hyer  United States
2010 Paddington Tom Jones  England
2011 John Gully  England
2012 James Wharton  Morocco
 England
2013 Joe Coburn  Ireland
 United States
2014 Tom Allen  England

Non-participants

Observers

See also

References

  1. ^ "The World Boxing Hall of Fame". Clio. April 14, 2015. Retrieved February 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ Baker, Mark A. (2010). Title Town, USA: Boxing in Upstate New York. ISBN 978-1-59629-769-2.
  3. ^ http://www.ibhof.com/pages/about/inductees/inducteeindex.html
  4. ^ "Steve Smoger". International Boxing Hall of Fame. 

External links

  • International Boxing Hall of Fame official website
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