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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, or, as of 2009, WBHF) 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) founded a few years later in New York state. (This WBHF is to be distinguished from the so-called "World Boxing Hall of Fame" of Smithville, Ontario, Canada. [http://www.worldboxinghalloffame.net/])
*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 WBHF has never had a permanent location or building, which has allowed the younger IBHOF--which does have a museum--to garner more publicity and prestige. In 2005, the WBHF partnered with the 121-year-old [[Los Angeles Athletic Club]] in downtown Los Angeles to establish a permanent home. It had planned to open a "Walk of Fame" museum in early 2006. A Las Vegas home was also recently discussed. But, as of 2012, no structure has been built.
*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 [[:File:SanstolHOF.jpg|plaque]] and [[Media:WBHOF.Medal.jpg|medallion]], as well as miscellaneous mementos. Starting in 2004, a 12-inch tall bronze scuplture, entitled [[:Image:Prizefighter.Sculpture.jpg|"The Prizefighter,"]] 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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Its present office address is:<br>
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8304 Limonite Ave, Suite D<br>
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Riverside CA 92509
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'''See also:'''
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*[[:Category:World Boxing Hall of Fame Members|WBHOF Members]] (Complete list of Inductees)
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*[[WBHOF: Fighter of the Year]]
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*[[WBHOF: Fight of the Year]]
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*[[WBHOF: Manager of the Year]]
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*[[WBHOF: Trainer of the Year]]
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*Official Web site [http://www.newwbhf.com/board-members.html]
  
See also, [http://www.boxrec.com/media/index.php?title=Category:World_Boxing_Hall_of_Fame_Members WBHOF Members]
 
  
 
[[Category:Halls of Fame|World Boxing Hall of Fame]]
 
[[Category:Halls of Fame|World Boxing Hall of Fame]]

Revision as of 04:39, 29 July 2012

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Founded by Everett L. Sanders in 1980, the World Boxing Hall of Fame (WBHOF, or, as of 2009, WBHF) 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) founded a few years later in New York state. (This WBHF is to be distinguished from the so-called "World Boxing Hall of Fame" of Smithville, Ontario, Canada. [1])

Since its inception the WBHF has never had a permanent location or building, which has allowed the younger IBHOF--which does have a museum--to garner more publicity and prestige. In 2005, the WBHF partnered with the 121-year-old Los Angeles Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles to establish a permanent home. It had planned to open a "Walk of Fame" museum in early 2006. A Las Vegas home was also recently discussed. But, as of 2012, no structure has been built.

Its annual ceremony is usually held every October. Inductees traditionally received a plaque and medallion, as well as miscellaneous mementos. Starting in 2004, a 12-inch tall bronze scuplture, entitled "The Prizefighter," 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.

Its present office address is:
8304 Limonite Ave, Suite D
Riverside CA 92509


See also: