IBHOF: 1996 Induction

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INDUCTION CLASS OF 1996


MODERN ERA (Last bout no earlier than 1943)
Wilfred Benitez | Joe Brown | Manuel Ortiz | Aaron Pryor

OLD-TIMER (Last bout no earlier than 1893 and no later than 1943)
Tommy Burns | Jack Delaney | Fidel LaBarba | Young Stribling | Kid Williams

PIONEER (Last bout in or prior to 1892)
John Morrissey

NON-PARTICIPANT (Contributions to the sport apart from roles as boxers or observers. Based upon a candidates achievements and contributions in their particular field)
William Muldoon | Dan Parker | Emanuel Steward




Induction Weekend: June 6 - 9

Hall of Famers Attending: Alexis Arguello | Carmen Basilio | Wilfred Benitez | Joe Brown | Bob Foster | Gene Fullmer | Emile Griffith | Jake LaMotta | Archie Moore | Ken Norton | Ruben Olivares | Carlos Ortiz | Floyd Patterson | Willie Pep | Aaron Pryor | Sandy Saddler | Emanuel Steward

Non-Hall of Famers Attending: Vito Antuofermo | Billy Backus | Livingstone Bramble | Gerry Cooney | Tony DeMarco | Dick DiVeronica | Buster Mathis Jr. | James (Bonecrusher) Smith | Jose Torres

Parade Grand Marshal: Christy Martin

Weekend Theme: "Where Fantasy Becomes Reality"

Weekend Notes: Wilfred Benitez and Aaron Pryor are the sixth and seventh fighters to be elected in their first year of eligibility. Wilfred Benitez is also the third Puerto Rican fighter elected in the modern era category. Ringside lectures were given by Willie Pep, Arthur Mercante, Gerry Cooney, Vito Antuofermo, Jose Torres, Lonnie Bradley, Emanuel Steward, and James (Bonecrusher) Smith.

Weekend Schedule:
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