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Stars Coming Out for This Sunday's

New York State Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Dinner

Kid Chocolate, James J. Corbett, Jack McAuliffe,

Sam Taub, Bob & Murray Goodman Head New Class!

(April 25th) Many boxing stars are coming out this Sunday afternoon, 12:30-5:30 p.m. ET, for the seventh annual New York Stare Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction dinner at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

 

Among those boxers who've committed are NYSBHOF past inductees Vito Antuofermo, Iran Barkley, Mark Breland and Renaldo "Mr." Snipes, as well as Monte Barrett, Zab Judah, Chris Algieri, Ray Mercer, Dennis Milton and Alicia Napoleon.

 

Limited Tickets are still available and are priced at $150.00 per adult and $70.00 for children (under 16), and include a complete brunch and cocktail hour upon entry, starting at 12:30 p.m. ET, as well as dinner (prime rib, fish or poultry) and open bar throughout the day. Tickets are available to purchase by contacting NYSBHOF/Ring 8 president Bob Duffy at 516.313.2304 or depcomish@aol.com. Ads for the NYSBHOF program are available, ranging from $80.00 to $200.00, by contacting Duffy. Go on line at www.Ring8ny.com for additional information about the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame

 

Living boxers heading into the NYSBHOF include (Spring Valley) IBF Cruiserweight World Champion Al "Ice" Cole (35-16-3, 16 KOs), (Long Island) WBA light heavyweight Lou "Honey Boy" Del Valle (36-6-2, 22 KOs), (Central Islip) IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion Jake Rodriguez (28-8-2, 8 KOs), (Brooklyn) world lightweight title challenger Terrence Alli (52-15-2, 21 KOs), and (Buffalo) undefeated world-class heavyweight "Baby" Joe Mesi (36-0, 29 KOs).

 

Posthumous participants being inducted are NBA & NYSAC World Featherweight Champion (Manhattan) Kid "Cuban Bon Bon" Chocolate (136-10-6, 51 KOs), (New York City) 20th century heavyweight James J. "Gentleman Jim" Corbett (11-4-3, 5 KOs), (Williamsburg) World Lightweight Champion Jack "The Napoleon of The Prize Ring" McAuliffe, (Kingston) WBC Super Lightweight Champion Billy Costello (40-2, 23 KOs), (Beacon) NYSAC Light Heavyweight World Champion Melio Bettina (83-14-3, 36 KOs), (Brooklyn/Yonkers) world-class middleweight Ralph "Tiger" Jones (52-32-5, 13 KOs) and (Port Washington) heavyweight contender Charley "The Bayonne Bomber" Norkus (33-19, 19 KOs).

 

Living non-participants heading into the NYSBHOF are (Troy) Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter Dave Anderson, (Brooklyn) trainer/advisor Pete Brodsky, (Rockaway) boxing historian/editor Herb Goldman, (Ardsley) NYSAC chairperson/judge Melvina Lathan, and (Brooklyn) NYSAC Chairperson/matchmaker/promoter Ron Scott Stevens.

 

Posthumous non-participant inductees are (Brooklyn) ring announcer Johnnie Addie, (Brooklyn) matchmaker Johnny Bos, (Bronx) boxing writer/historian Bert Randolph Sugar and (Lower East Side) radio & television announcer/journalist Sam Taub.

 

Each attending inductee (or direct descendant of) will receive a custom-designed belt signifying his or her induction into the NYSBHOF.

 

The 2017 inductees were selected by the NYSBHOF nominating committee members: , Bobby Cassidy, Jr., Randy Gordon, Henry Hascup, Don Majeski, Ron McNair, and Neil Terens.

 

All boxers needed to be inactive for at least three years to be eligible for NYSBHOF induction, and all inductees must have resided in New York State for a significant portion of their boxing careers or during the prime of their respective career.

 

NYSBHOF

CLASS of 2012: Carmen Basilio, Mike McCallum, Mike Tyson, Jake LaMotta, Riddick Bowe, Carlos Ortiz, Vito Antuofermo, Emile Griffith, "Sugar" Ray Robinson, Gene Tunney, Benny Leonard, Tony Canzoneri, Harold Lederman, Steve Acunto, Jimmy Glenn, Gil Clancy, Ray Arcel, Nat Fleischer, Bill Gallo and Arthur Mercante, Sr.

 

CLASS of 2013: Jack Dempsey, Johnny Dundee, Sandy Saddler, Maxie Rosenbloom, Joey Archer, Iran Barkley, Mark Breland, Bobby Cassidy, Doug Jones, Junior Jones, James "Buddy" McGirt, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Bob Arum, Shelly Finkel, Tony Graziano, Larry Merchant, Teddy Brenner, Mike Jacobs, Tex Rickard and Don Dunphy.

 

CLASS OF 2014: Floyd Patterson, Tracy Harris Patterson, Billy Backus, Kevin Kelley, Juan LaPorte, Gerry Cooney, Mustafa Hamsho, Howard Davis, Jr., Lou Ambers, Jack Britton, Terry McGovern, Teddy Atlas, Lou DiBella, Steve Farhood, Gene Moore, Angelo Prospero, Whitey Bimstein, Cus D'Amato, William Muldoon and Tom O'Rourke.

 

CLASS OF 2015: Saoul Mamby, Joey Giamba, Johnny Persol, Harold Weston, Lonnie Bradley, Paul Berlenbach, Billy Graham, Frankie Genaro, Bob Miller, Tommy Ryan, Jimmy Slattery, Bob Duffy, Mike Katz, Tommy Gallagher, Bruce Silverglade, Charley Goldman, Jimmy Johnston, Cedric Kushner, Harry Markson, Damon Runyon and Al Weill.

 

CLASS OF 2016: Aaron Davis, Charles Murray, Vilomar Fernandez, Edwin Viruet, Hector "Macho" Camacho, Rocky Graziano, Rocky Kansas, Joe Lynch, Joe Miceli, Ed Brophy, Joe DeGuardia, Randy Gordon, Dennis Rappaport, Howie Albert, Freddie Brown, Howard Cosell, Ruby Goldstein and Jimmy Jacobs.

 

CLASS OF 2017: Gaspar Ortega, Renaldo "Mr." Snipes, Doug Dewitt, "The Bronx Bomber" Alex Ramos, Dick Tiger, Jose Torres, "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey, Don Majeski, Ron Katz, Stan Hoffman, Bobby Bartels, Hank Kaplan, Al Gavin, Arthur Donovan and Dan Parker.

 

ABOUT RING 8: Formed in 1954 by an ex-prizefighter, Jack Grebelsky, Ring 8 became the eighth subsidiary of what was then known as the National Veteran Boxers Association - hence, RING 8 - and today the organization's motto remains: Boxers Helping Boxers.

 

RING 8 is fully committed to supporting less fortunate people in the boxing community who may require assistance in terms of paying rent, medical expenses, or whatever justifiable need.

 

Go on line to www.Ring8ny.com for more information about RING 8, the largest group of its kind in the United States with more than 350 members. Annual membership dues is only $30.00 and each member is entitled to a buffet dinner at RING 8 monthly meetings, excluding July and August. All active boxers, amateur and professional, are entitled to a complimentary RING 8 yearly membership. Guests of Ring 8 members are welcome at a cost of only $7.00 per person.

Al "Ice" Cole & "Baby" Joe Mesi Honored

To Be Inducted Into the NYS Boxing Hall of Fame!

(April 9th) Former world cruiserweight champion Al "Ice" Cole and undefeated, No.; 1 heavyweight contender "Baby" Joe Mesi are both extremely honored and grateful to be inducted, along with 21 others in the Class of 2018, into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF).

 

The seventh annual NYSBHOF induction dinner will be held Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), April 29, once again at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

Cole (35-16-3, 16 KOs), who is from Rockland County, fought professional between 1989 and 2011, won his first 15 and 27 of his initial 28 pro fights. He captured the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Cruiserweight World Championship in 1992, when he won a 12-round unanimous decision over James Warring (14-1). Cole made four successful world title defenses before moving up to heavyweight.

 

"I knew I'd get in one day and I'm honored to be inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame, especially with this class because I know a few other fighters going in like Lou Del Valle and Terrance Alli." Cole said. "I was known as a crowd-pleasing, exciting fighter, and people who watched me always knew I'd be in a good fight with good exchanges. I did fight in the shadows of (Mike) Tyson and Roy (Jones. Jr.).

 

"I fought in the Army with Ray Mercer, stung Evander Holyfield in sparring. My best fight, though, hurt me the most. I was so sharp against a fighter from Kronk Gym, Vincent Boulware, in my third world title defense that year (1993). Boulware had won six of his last seven fights with four knockouts and I was just becoming a decent name, If I beat him, I was supposed to fight Tommy Hearns or Iran Barkley, who were both moving up to cruiserweight. I had the best fight of my career, but I couldn't get any of the other world cruiserweight champs to fight me. I only had four fights in the next three years. I moved up to heavyweight because the same guys who I beat when they were my mandatory challenger (Uriah Grant & Nate Miller) worked their way back into the mandatory position."

 

Cole grew up in Atlantic City, where he fought 18 times, and he got to know a casino owner, Donald Trump. "We hung out," Cole remembered. "Trump invited me to some of his private parties. I never thought he'd be president!".

Mesi (36-0, 29 KOs) was so popular in Buffalo, he was considered the upstate New York city's third sports franchise (Bills and Sabres). A top American amateur, "Baby Joe" fought professionally between 1997 and 2007, racking up 36 victories without a defeat, yet he never to a world title shot due to a medical issue. Ranked as high at No. 1 by the World Boxing Council (WBC) Mesi was suspended by the Nevada Commission, after he defeated former world champion Vassily Jirov by way of a 10-round unanimous decision, due to a head injury (brain bleeds).

 

Mesi was virtually blacklisted in boxing, losing two full years in the ring, while he pursued legal action to get re-licensed, which he eventually was but only by a few commissions. Joe fought seven times after being re-licensed, but he was unfortunately limited in terms of where he could fight, and he never regained the lofty status he had once held.   In addition to Jirov, Mesi defeated notables such as Monte Barrett, DeVarryl Williamson and Jorge Luis Gonzalez.

 

"This is a great time for me," Mesi commented about his upcoming induction. "I'm humbled and honored to be going into the same Hall of Fame with the great names that are already there. I'm soaking it all in right now.

 

"I've been somewhat removed from boxing, but just the business end. I'm still a big boxing fan and follow the sport. Today, I'm married with three kids and sell medical devices for a living. Boxing is still my passion, my love, and since I got the call (that he's going in the NYSBHOF), I've been thinking about all the memories. I'd like to do some more TV announcing in boxing and, maybe someday, get into promoting. I'm really looking forward to the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony."

Son/Father Bob & Murray Goodman To Be Inducted Into Class of 2018 New York State Boxing Hall of Fame!

 - Sunday, April 29, Induction Dinner -

 Kid Chocolate, James J. Corbett, Jack McAuliffe

and Sam Taub Head New Class

 (March 26th) Boxing lifers Bob Goodman and his father, the late Murray Goodman, are among 23 members of the Class of 2018 being inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) on Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), April 29.

 

The seventh annual NYSBHOF induction dinner will be held once again at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

 

A legendary boxing publicist, Murray Goodman (Bronx) brought his son into the sweet science when Bob was only eight years old. The rest was historic for the Goodmans, who are both inductees in several Halls of Fame, including the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

 

"This is a great honor for me and my father," Bob said. "I wish he were alive today to be there. I'm a boxing lifer. I was eight years old going to all the training camps with my father, who was a boxing writer and sports editor for the INS (Hearst News Service) service. The joke is I was conceived at Grossinger's (Catskill Resort Hotel training camp). Boxing just came into my life. My dad and I had some businesses in promotions and public relations, all different kinds of sports-related businesses, but there was always boxing.

 

"I'm the luckiest guy in the world. I was brought up doing the very things I loved. How many people can say that? I met and became friends with Joe Louis, Marcel Cerdan, Sugar Ray Robinson, Rocky Graziano, Rocky Marciano and so many others. I'd stay in camps for weeks. I'd get up to run with the boxers and got a chance to be around my heroes. I also got to know trainers and others in boxing and later fans. I got to know everybody. I was brought up in boxing, my whole life was boxing, 65 years in the business."

 

Bob is, perhaps, best known as Vice President and Matchmaker for Madison Square Garden (1985-1994), as well as a quarter-century serving as Vice President of Boxing Operations, Matchmaker and Director of Public Relations for Don King Productions. He also promoted many world champions as President of his own company, Garden State Boxing.

 

"I remember going away to training camps for weeks at a time," the 78-year-old Goodman fondly remembered. "I'd take pictures, write stories every day and use my telecopier to send them to AP and UPI. I did so much being brought up un the business, even loading trucks up with chairs, the ring, speakers and more. My father was the Publicity Director for the International Boxing Club at Madison Square Garden. I worked there when I was a teenager.

 

"I'm honored to be inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame with my father and so many boxing guys. They're different from people in any other sports. One of the awards I've won that I'm most proud of is the James J. Walker Memorial Award for Long and Meritorious Service to Boxing (BWAA in 1960).

 

"I'm fortunate to have transcended various eras in boding. It was a different world back then, we had 20-30 writers stay for weeks at training camps. I got to know old-time boxers and trainers."

(Bob Goodman (L) Muhammad Ali's weight and on right with Rocky Marciano)

Goodman, who served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1958-62, stays active today working with veterans' groups. He is President of the Weymouth Township Veteran's Advisory Board, and also active with the American Legion and part of the Honor Guard with the Korean War Veterans Association.

(Bob Goodman (R) was inducted into the IBHOF in 2009, his father Murray in 1999)

Among the world champions Bob has worked with are Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Larry Holmes, Ken Norton, Felix Trinidad, Roberto Duran, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Bob Foster, Salvador Sanchez, Sugar Ray Leonard, Julio Cesar Chavez, Wilfredo Gonez, Ricardo Lopez, Bernard Hopkins and so many more.

Ron Scott Stevens Honored To Be Inducted

Into New York State Boxing Hall of Fame!

(Ron Scott Stevens with "The Greatest", Muhammad Ali)

(February 1st) Former New York State Athletic Commission Chairperson Ron Scott Stevens has been an all-purpose performer in boxing for five decades and the Brooklyn native has direct connections with most of the other 22 Class of 2018 inductees heading into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF).

 

The seventh annual NYSBHOF induction dinner will be held Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), April 29, at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

 

"This is a great honor," Stevens said about his induction into the NYSBHOF. "When I look back, which this award forces you to do, it dawned on me that I've spent more than a half-century in the world of professional boxing. More importantly, I met and worked with many terrific, interesting people who colored my life, filling voids where many existed. Boxing is an enormous family of like-minded people, all desirous of winning but most gracious in defeat."

Many years ago, Stevens rolled the dice, giving up his job as a waiter and deciding to go all-in in terms of boxing, and over the course of time he has served in almost every conceivable area of boxing as an administrator, promoter, matchmaker, editor, writer, ring announcer, blow-by-blow TV announcer, producer, and radio show host.

 

"I figured boxing was the sport of underdogs and I was an underdog," Stevens explained. "So, why not try boxing? The great thing about boxing is it allows somebody like me an open spot. Nobody is really born into boxing, other than the son of a boxer or, somebody like that/. It's the beauty of boxing.

 

Stevens has direct connections with many NYSBHOF inductees, particularly those going in as part of this year's class.

 

"I love Bobby Goodman and I knew his father," Stevens remarked. "I was promoting shows at the Pennsylvania Hotel and right across the street Bobby was the Madison Square Garden matchmaker. We became very close. I promoted shows or did matchmaking for Al Cole, Luis Del Valle and Jake Rodriguez, Herb Goldman acted in my play about boxing, I promoted two of Pete Brodsky's fighters, met Dave Anderson through Gerry Cooney, and knew when I assigned Melvina Lathan as a judge that she would reflect what went on in the ring because she was an excellent judge. I'm thrilled to be inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame with members of this class."

(L-RRing 8's Muhammad Ali International Fighter of the Year

Vasyl Lomanchenko & Ring 8 president Jack Hirsch. All pictures by Peter Frutkoff)

(December 11th) Less than 24 hours after he defeated previously undefeated Guillermo Rigondeaux, WBO Junior Lightweight World Champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl "Hi Tech" Lomachenko attended yesterday's (Sunday, Dec. 9) 31st Annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony to accept the Ring 8 2017 Muhammad Ali International Fighter of the Year Award.

 

The gala event was held Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York, and David Diamante once again served as the event's Master of Ceremonies.

 

Six world champions were in attendance, including three award winners: Lomachenko), International Hall-of-Famer Michael Spinks (Historical Award), and five-time world champion Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano (New York State Female Fighter of the Year); World champions Vito Antuofermo, Iran Barkley and Luis Collazo showed their support.

 

"Our awards banquet was one of the best ever," Ring 8 president Jack Hirsch said. "We are deeply honored that Vasyl Lomachenko attended the day after the biggest fight of his career. His presence created an electric atmosphere, the type that is rarely seen. The other honorees, led by Michael Spinks, made it an afternoon that will always be remembered."

 

2017 RING 8 Award Winners

Muhammad Ali International Fighter of the Year: Vasyl Lomachenko

Historical Award: Michael Spinks

International Prospect of the Year: Michael Conlan

NYS Fighter of the Year: Marcus Browne

NYS Female Fighter of the Year: Amanda Serrano

Sunnyside Gardens Award:: Bobby Cassidy, Sr.

NYS Prospect of the Year: Devaun Lee

Sam Kellerman Media Award: Matt Christie

NYS Trainer of the Year: Hector Roca

Long & Meritorious Service: Edwin Torres

NYS Official of the Year: Robert Perez

NYS Promoter of the Year: Mercedes Vasquez Simmons

Uncrowned Champion: Richard Kiley

Ringside Physician of the Year: Dr. Osric King

Good Guy Award: Joanne Doyle Hutchins

Ring 8 Member of the Year: George Newman

Community Service Award: Mike Reno

Rising Contender Award: Skender & Enver Halili

 

ABOUT RING 8: Formed in 1954 by an ex-prizefighter, Jack Grebelsky, Ring 8 became the eighth subsidiary of what was then known as the National Veteran Boxers Association - hence, RING 8 - and today the organization's motto remains: Boxers Helping Boxers.

 

RING 8 is fully committed to supporting less fortunate people in the boxing community who may require assistance in terms of paying rent, medical expenses, or whatever justifiable need.

 

Go on line to www.Ring8ny.com for more information about RING 8, the largest group of its kind in the United States with more than 350 members. Annual membership dues is only $30.00 and each member is entitled to a buffet dinner at RING 8 monthly meetings, excluding July and August. All active boxers, amateur and professional, are entitled to a complimentary RING 8 yearly membership. Guests of Ring 8 members are welcome at a cost of only $7.00 per person.

6th Annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame

Class of 2017 Induction Ceremony Review

(all photos Peter Frutkoff)

(May 1st) More than 300 people thoroughly enjoyed yesterday's sixth annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction ceremony at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. NYSBHOF is sponsored by Ring 8.

 

"It seems like yesterday that we started the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame but here we are in our sixth year," NYSBHOF president Bob Duffy said opening the festivities. "I've been asked what VIPs were coming here and I said the 15 inductees are VIPs.   This is how we remembers our New Yorkers in boxing.  We recognize them for their achievements in boxing and all of them are great guys, too."

 

"Today is a validation of their (inductees') careers," added Ring 8 president/Chairman of the NYSBHOF Induction Committee Jack Hirsch.  "This is a great honor for all of them.  Congratulations to all of the honorees."

 

Living boxers inducted into the NYSBHOF were Manhattan welterweight Gaspar "El Indio" Ortega (131-39-6, 69 KOs), Yonkers' world heavyweight title challenger Renaldo "Mr." Snipes (39-8-1, 22 KOs), Yonkers middleweight Doug "Cobra' Dewitt (33-8-5, 19 KOs), and world middleweight title challenger Alex "The Bronx Bomber" Ramos (39-10-2, 24 KOs)

 

Posthumous participants inducted were Queens' former middleweight and light heavyweight world champion Dick Tiger (60-19-3, 27 KOs), Brooklyn/Manhattan light heavyweight world champion Jose "Chegui" Torres (41-3-1, 29 KOs), and Williamsburg's middleweight world champion, "The Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey (51-4-11, 23 KOs).

 

Non-participants now in the NYSBHOF are Brooklyn/Bronx manager Stan Hoffman, Long Island matchmaker Ron Katz, and past Ring 8 president/NYSAC judge Bobby Bartels and Queens' International agent Don Majeski.

 

Posthumous non-participant inductees were Brooklyn boxing historian Hank Kaplan, Long Island cut-man Al Gavin, Bronx referee Arthur Donovan and New York City columnist Dan Parker.

 

Each inductee will receive a custom-designed belt signifying his induction into the NYSBHOF. 

 

The 2017 inductees were selected by the NYSBHOF nominating committee members:  Jack Hirsch, Steve Farhood, Bobby Cassidy, Jr., Randy Gordon, Henry Hascup, Ron McNair, Angelo Prospero and Neil Terens.

 

All boxers needed to be inactive for at least three years to be eligible for NYSBHOF induction, and all inductees must have resided in New York State for a significant portion of their boxing careers or during the prime of their respective career.

 

Past world champions and NYSBHOF inductees Iran Barkley, Vito Antuofermo and Mark Breland were in attendance, as were retired boxers and others such as Dennis Mitlon, Bobby Miller, Jimmy Lange and Richard Brown.

Stan Hoffman: "A lot of things have been said about me in boxing and I'm grateful for the success I've had in boxing.  I wish I had 200 friends but the problem is I [probably have a 1000, so I can't name them all today.  This is special because I'm going into the Hall of Fame the same year as my godson, Ron Katz, who was the best matchmaker.  He's terrific.  Boxing has been good to me."

 

Ron Katz: "During the past 42 years, I've had the pleasure of working with so many great fighters, over 200 world champions.  I've had the pleasure to work for some great promoters, to say I've world for some of the giants of this industry is an understatement.  I learned so much from Johnny Bos, Mickey Duff, Bruce Trampler and my mentor, Teddy Brenner.  I'm so grateful to them."

 

Doug Dewitt: "I could have done better in the Tommy Hearns fight.   Took Robbie Simms too lightly but I won the rematch.  I was No. 3 (in the world) and I was going to fight Marvin Hagler, who was world champion when there was only one.  Boxing is a tough business.  I'm not walking around like I used to 20 years ago.  I had some good teachers.  I had a good career, I wouldn't call it great.  Thank you very much."

 

Renaldo Snipes: "I have a lot of friends. I had a lot of enemies but now they're friends. You have to know how to get along with everybody even though you had to fight some in the ring.  You can't go into the ring without freaking killer instinct.  I'd like to thank everybody who supported me.  I took what I learned in boxing and took it into the business world." 

 

Bobby Bartels:  Dick Tiger wanted me to go to Africa with him but I said I couldn't.  I wish I had gone with him.  When I was in Stillman's Gym sparring, Gasper helped me a lot. He's a beautiful man.  I want to congratulate all the inductees.  It's great to be inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame.  It's been a long road from the gym, through Golden Gloves, becoming a judge, and then Ring 8 president for nine years.  This is the icing on the cake."

  

Alex Ramos:  First, I want to thank the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame and everybody here from the bottom of my heart.  I want to thank Shelly Finkel, who did so much for me, and all the people who trained me.  I was my own problem. I had a brain injury but it's great to be alive."

 

Don Majeski: "I have much to be humbled about.  I congratulate all the inductees for their hard work and incredible contributions to boxing.  I'm a beneficiary for all the fighters who gave me a chance to be a small part of their careers.  This is a great honor, probably the only one I'll ever get.  It's been a wonderful life in boxing the past 50 years."

 

CLASS of 2012: Carmen Basilio, Mike McCallum, Mike Tyson, Jake LaMotta, Riddick Bowe, Carlos Ortiz, Vito Antuofermo, Emile Griffith, "Sugar" Ray Robinson, Gene Tunney, Benny Leonard, Tony Canzoneri, Harold Lederman, Steve Acunto, Jimmy Glenn, Gil Clancy, Ray Arcel, Nat Fleischer, Bill Gallo and Arthur Mercante, Sr.

 

CLASS of 2013: Jack Dempsey, Johnny Dundee, Sandy Saddler, Maxie Rosenbloom, Joey Archer, Iran Barkley, Mark Breland, Bobby Cassidy, Doug Jones, Junior Jones, James "Buddy" McGirt, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Bob Arum, Shelly Finkel, Tony Graziano, Larry Merchant, Teddy Brenner, Mike Jacobs, Tex Rickard and Don Dunphy.

 

CLASS OF 2014:  Floyd Patterson, Tracy Harris Patterson, Billy Backus, Kevin Kelley, Juan LaPorte, Gerry Cooney, Mustafa Hamsho, Howard Davis, Jr., Lou Ambers, Jack Britton, Terry McGovern, Teddy Atlas, Lou DiBella, Steve Farhood, Gene Moore, Angelo Prospero, Whitey Bimstein, Cus D'Amato, William Muldoon and Tom O'Rourke.

 

CLASS OF 2015: Saoul Mamby, Joey Giambra, Johnny Persol, Harold Weston, Lonnie Bradley, Paul Berlenbach, Billy Graham, Frankie Genaro, Bob Miller, Tommy Ryan, Jimmy Slattery, Bob Duffy, Mike Katz, Tommy Gallagher, Bruce Silverglade, Charley Goldman, Jimmy Johnston, Cedric Kushner, Harry Markson, Damon Runyon and Al Weill.

 

CLASS OF 2016:  Aaron Davis, Charles Murray, Vilomar Fernandez, Edwin Viruet, Hector "Macho" Camacho, Rocky Graziano, Rocky Kansas, Joe Lynch, Joe Miceli, Ed Brophy, Joe DeGuardia, Randy Gordon, Dennis Rappaport, Howie Albert, Freddie Brown, Howard Cosell, Ruby Goldstein and Jimmy Jacobs.

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