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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) 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/])  
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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 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 had planned 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.
  
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 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.
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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.
  
 
Its present office address is:<br>
 
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*[[WBHOF: Trainer of the Year]]
 
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*[http://www.newwbhf.com/ Official WBHOF Web site]
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*Official Web site [http://www.newwbhf.com/board-members.html]
  
  
 
[[Category:Halls of Fame|World Boxing Hall of Fame]]
 
[[Category:Halls of Fame|World Boxing Hall of Fame]]

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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


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