IBHOF: 2009 Induction

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INDUCTION CLASS OF 2009

MODERN ERA (Last bout no earlier than 1943)
Orlando Canizales | Lennox Lewis* | Brian Mitchell

OLD-TIMER (Last bout no earlier than 1893 and no later than 1943)
Gorilla Jones | Mysterious Billy Smith | Billy Soose

PIONEER (Last bout in or prior to 1892)
Tom Hyer

NON-PARTICIPANT (Contributions to the sport apart from roles as boxers or observers. Based upon a candidates achievements and contributions in their particular field)
Billy Gibson | Bob Goodman | Abe J. Greene | Akihiko Honda

OBSERVER (Print and media journalists, publishers, writers, historians, photographers and artist)
Paul Gallico | Hugh McIlvanney | Larry Merchant



Induction Weekend: June 11 - 14

IBHOF Recap: click

Hall of Famers Attending: Carmen Basilio | Orlando Canizales | Michael Carbajal | Don Chargin | Stanley Christodoulou | Angelo Dundee | Bob Goodman | Emile Griffith | Marvin Hagler | Lennox Lewis | Hugh McIlvanney | Larry Merchant | Brian Mitchell | Ruben Olivares | Carlos Ortiz | Carlos Palomino | J. Russell Peltz | Aaron Pryor | Emanuel Steward | Bert Sugar

Non-Hall of Famers Attending: Billy Backus | Kenny Bayless | Andre Berto | Livingstone Bramble | Mark Breland | Lucian Bute | Gaby Canizales | Kermit Cintron | Dick DiVeronica | Greg Haugen | Kevin Johnson | Junior Jones | Christy Martin | Leon Spinks | Marlon Starling | John H. Stracey | Meldrick Taylor | Deontay Wilder | Paul Williams

Parade Grand Marshal: Federico Castelluccio and Burt Young

Weekend Notes: Lennox Lewis becomes the nineteenth fighter to be elected in their first year of eligibility. Ringside lectures were given by Billy Backus & John H. Stracey, Stanley Christodoulou & Brian Mitchell, Mark Breland, Orlando Canizales, Angelo Dundee & Bert Sugar, and Gaby Canizales & Bert Sugar.

The Hall of Fame Grounds was transformed into training headquarters for some of today's stars. For two days 2008 Olympian and undefeated professional heavyweight Deontay Wilder, along with his trainer Mark Breland, put on exciting workout sessions that included mitt work, shadow boxing, speed bag and heavy bag. Also, former lightweight champion Livingstone Bramble hosted a boxing aerobics class and up and coming junior middleweight fighter Willie Monroe Jr. worked out for the fans.

Weekend Schedule:
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