IBHOF: 2007 Induction

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INDUCTION CLASS OF 2007

MODERN ERA (Last bout no earlier than 1943)
Roberto Duran | Ricardo Lopez | Pernell Whitaker

OLD-TIMER (Last bout no earlier than 1893 and no later than 1943)
George Godfrey | Pedro Montanez | Kid Norfolk

PIONEER (Last bout in or prior to 1892)
Young Barney Aaron | Dick Curtis

NON-PARTICIPANT (Contributions to the sport apart from roles as boxers or observers. Based upon a candidates achievements and contributions in their particular field)
Amilcar Brusa | Cuco Conde | Jose Sulaiman

OBSERVER (Print and media journalists, publishers, writers, historians, photographers and artist)
Tad Dorgan | LeRoy Neiman



Induction Weekend: June 7- 10

IBHOF Recap: click

Hall of Famers Attending: Alexis Arguello | Bob Arum | Carmen Basilio | Amilcar Brusa | Ken Buchanan | Don Chargin | Stanley Christodoulou | Gil Clancy | Pipino Cuevas | Roberto Duran | Lou Duva | Gene Fullmer | Emile Griffith | Marvin Hagler | Fighting Harada | Hank Kaplan | Ricardo Lopez | Arthur Mercante | Terry Norris | Ken Norton | Ruben Olivares | Carlos Ortiz | J. Russell Peltz | Matthew Saad Muhammad | Jose Sulaiman | Bert Sugar | Jose Torres | Pernell Whitaker

Non-Hall of Famers Attending: Vito Antuofermo | Billy Backus | Iran Barkley | Livingstone Bramble | Tommy Brooks | Ruslan Chagaev | George Chuvalo | Oscar Diaz | Dick DiVeronica | James (Buster) Douglas | Alan Minter | Raul (Raton) Macias | Christy Martin | Vinny Pazienza | Lupe Pintor | James (Bonecrusher) Smith | Marlon Starling | John H. Stracey

Parade Grand Marshal: Michael Buffer

Weekend Notes: Roberto Duran, Ricardo Lopez, and Pernell Whitaker become the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth fighters to be elected in their first year of eligibility. The Hall of Fame commemorated the 50th anniversary of Carmen Basilio's winning the world middleweight championship from Sugar Ray Robinson at a special "Night of Middleweights." Hall of Famer Gene Fullmer was also celebrated for his 50th anniversary win over Sugar Ray Robinson. Other middleweights highlighted were Hagler, Duran, Barkley, Antuofermo, Griffith and Minter. Ringside lectures were given by John H. Stracey & Alan Minter, Ricardo Lopez, Don Chargin, Carlos Ortiz, Livingstone Bramble & Bert Sugar, and George Chuvalo & Bert Sugar. A public workout session was conducted by Oscar Diaz and Tommy Brooks and Bert Sugar also held a book signing.


Weekend Schedule:
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