IBHOF: 1998 Induction

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INDUCTION CLASS OF 1998

MODERN ERA (Last bout no earlier than 1943)
Sammy Angott | Miguel Canto | Antonio Cervantes | Matthew Saad Muhammad

OLD-TIMER (Last bout no earlier than 1893 and no later than 1943)
Joe Choynski | Frankie Genaro | Kid Lavigne | Benny Lynch | Sammy Mandell

PIONEER (Last bout in or prior to 1892)
Professor Mike Donovan

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 A. Brady | Lou Duva | Herman Taylor



Induction Weekend: June 6 - 9

IBHOF Recap: click

Fight Card: click

Hall of Famers Attending: Alexis Arguello | Carmen Basilio | Miguel Canto | Lou Duva | Bob Foster | Joe Frazier | Gene Fullmer | Eddie Futch | Joey Giardello | Emile Griffith | Marvin Hagler | Beau Jack | Arthur Mercante | Archie Moore | Ken Norton | Ruben Olivares | Carlos Ortiz | Floyd Patterson | Aaron Pryor | Matthew Saad Muhammad | Emanuel Steward | Jose Torres

Non-Hall of Famers Attending: Billy Backus | Mark Breland | Gerry Cooney | Kevin Kelley | Christy Martin | James (Buddy) McGirt | Tracy Harris Patterson | Billy Soose | Bert Sugar | Johnny Tapia | Felix Trinidad | Pernell Whitaker | Carl Williams

Parade Grand Marshal: Danny Aiello

Weekend Notes: Matthew Saad Muhammad becomes the ninth fighter to be elected in their first year of eligibility. Antonio Cervantes is the first Colombian elected to the Hall of Fame. Benny Lynch is the first fighter from Scotland to be inducted. Miguel Canto becomes the fifth Mexican fighter inducted. Professor Mike Donovan joins his son, referee Arthur Donovan as a member of the Hall of Fame, making them the first father and son combo enshrined. Mike's grandson, Art Donovan Jr., played football for the Baltimore Colts and is enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Ringside lectures were given by Ken Norton, Christy Martin, Buddy McGirt, Lou Duva, Kevin Kelley, Johnny Tapia, Bert Sugar, and Emanuel Steward. A public workout session was also conducted by Felix Trinidad.

Weekend Schedule:
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