World Boxing Hall of Fame

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*Founded by [[Everett L. Sanders]] in 1980, the World Boxing Hall of Fame is located in Southern California.  
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Founded by [[Everett L. Sanders]] in 1980, the World Boxing Hall of Fame ([[WBHOF]]) is located in Southern California. It is one of the two recognized "world-wide" boxing halls of fame, along with the [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] ([[IBHOF]]) in New York state.
*Since its inception it has never had a permanent location or museum, but recently (2005) it partnered with the 121-year-old [[Los Angeles Athletic Club]] in downtown Los Angeles, where it will establish its permanent home.  
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*Plans to open a "Walk of Fame" museum in early 2006.
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Since its inception the WBHOF has never had a permanent location or museum, which has allowed the younger IBHOF--which does have a building and museum--to garner more publicity and prestige. Recently (2005) however, the WBHOF partnered with the 121-year-old [[Los Angeles Athletic Club]] in downtown Los Angeles, where it will establish its permanent home. It plans to open a "Walk of Fame" museum in early 2006.
*It annual ceremony is usually held each October.
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*Inductees traditionally received a [[Media:WBHOF.Plaque.jpg|plaque]] and [[Media:WBHOF.Medal.jpg|medallion]], as well as miscellaneous mementoes. Starting in 2004, a 12-inch tall bronze scuplture, entitled "The Prizefighter" and designed by artist and boxing trainer [[Steven Harpst]], is given to each inductee.
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Its annual ceremony is usually held every October. Inductees traditionally received a [[Media:WBHOF.Plaque.jpg|plaque]] and [[Media:WBHOF.Medal.jpg|medallion]], as well as miscellaneous mementoes. Starting in 2004, a 12-inch tall bronze scuplture, entitled "The Prizefighter" and designed by artist and boxing trainer [[Steven Harpst]], is given to each inductee, along with the medallion. A [[WBHOF Souvenir Program|souvenir program]] is given to all attendees.
*A [[WBHOF Souvenir Program|souvenir program]] is given to all attendees.
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*[http://www.wbhf.org/ Official Site]
 
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See also, [http://www.boxrec.com/media/index.php?title=Category:World_Boxing_Hall_of_Fame_Members WBHOF Members]
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See also, [http://www.boxrec.com/media/index.php?title=Category:World_Boxing_Hall_of_Fame_Members WBHOF Members] (Complete list of Inductees)
  
 
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Founded by Everett L. Sanders in 1980, the World Boxing Hall of Fame (WBHOF) is located in Southern California. It is one of the two recognized "world-wide" boxing halls of fame, along with the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in New York state.

Since its inception the WBHOF has never had a permanent location or museum, which has allowed the younger IBHOF--which does have a building and museum--to garner more publicity and prestige. Recently (2005) however, the WBHOF partnered with the 121-year-old Los Angeles Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles, where it will establish its permanent home. It plans to open a "Walk of Fame" museum in early 2006.

Its annual ceremony is usually held every October. Inductees traditionally received a plaque and medallion, as well as miscellaneous mementoes. Starting in 2004, a 12-inch tall bronze scuplture, entitled "The Prizefighter" and designed by artist and boxing trainer Steven Harpst, is given to each inductee, along with the medallion. A souvenir program is given to all attendees.

See also, WBHOF Members (Complete list of Inductees)

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