IBHOF: 2003 Induction

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INDUCTION CLASS OF 2003

MODERN ERA (Last bout no earlier than 1943)
Fred Apostoli | Curtis Cokes | George Foreman | Nicolino Locche | Mike McCallum

OLD-TIMER (Last bout no earlier than 1893 and no later than 1943)
Battling Battalino | Louis (Kid) Kaplan | Tom Sharkey | Jess Willard

PIONEER (Last bout in or prior to 1892)
Caleb Baldwin | Joe Goss

NON-PARTICIPANT (Contributions to the sport apart from roles as boxers or observers. Based upon a candidates achievements and contributions in their particular field)
Dan Duva | Dewey Fragetta | Al Weill

OBSERVER (Print and media journalists, publishers, writers, historians, photographers and artist)
Jack Fiske | Budd Schulberg



Induction Weekend: June 5 - 8

IBHOF Recap: click

Fight Card: click

Hall of Famers Attending: Bob Arum | Carmen Basilio | Ken Buchanan | Don Chargin | Ralph Citro | Gil Clancy | Curtis Cokes | Pipino Cuevas | Mickey Duff | Angelo Dundee | Lou Duva | George Foreman | Gene Fullmer | Emile Griffith | Marvin Hagler | Nicolino Locche | Mike McCallum | Arthur Mercante | Ken Norton | Ruben Olivares | Carlos Ortiz | Aaron Pryor | Matthew Saad Muhammad | Budd Schulberg | Jose Torres

Non-Hall of Famers Attending: Billy Backus | Iran Barkley | Livingstone Bramble | Frank Bruno | Chris Byrd | George Chuvalo | Joe Cortez | Donald Curry | Howard Davis Jr. | Tony DeMarco | Dick DiVeronica | Jimmy Ellis | Hank Kaplan | Juan La Porte | Ricardo Lopez | Angel Manfredy | Christy Martin | Terry Norris | Gaspar Ortega | Mando Ramos | Earnie Shavers | Leon Spinks | Marlon Starling | John H. Stracey | Bert Sugar

Parade Grand Marshal: Jim Boeheim

Weekend Notes: George Foreman and Mike McCallum become the eleventh and twelveth fighters to be elected in their first year of eligibility. Promoter Dan Duva joins his father, legendary trainer/manager Lou Duva, a 1998 inductee, in the Hall of Fame becoming only the third father-son combination elected. The other two being Professor Mike Donovan (1998) and his son, referee Arthur (1993) and Dutch Sam (1997) and his son Young Dutch Sam (2002). Ringside lectures were given by Curtis Cokes, Mike McCallum, Ken Buchanan, Earnie Shavers, Jimmy Ellis, Ricardo Lopez, Donald Curry, Ken Norton, Arthur Mercante & Joe Cortez, Chris Byrd, Frank Bruno & Bert Sugar, and George Chuvalo. Highlighting the weekend was the Thursday afternoon marriage of Aaron Pryor and his fiancee Frankie Lynn Wagner at the Hall of Fame's brand new Courtyard of Champions Events Amphitheater. Canastota's Mayor Todd Rouse performed the ceremony as Aaron and Frankie exchanged vows to become husband and wife. Maids of honor were Elizabeth Wagner and Christy Martin and the best man was Aaron Pryor, Jr.

Weekend Schedule:
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