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The '''World Boxing Hall of Fame''', also known as the WBHF for short, was founded by [[Everett L. Sanders]] in 1980. It is one of two internationally recognized Halls of Fame, along with the [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] (IBHOF)--which opened 1989 in Canastota, New York. (The WBHF is to be distinguished from the "World Boxing Hall of Fame" of Smithville, Ontario, Canada. [http://www.worldboxinghalloffame.net/])
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The WBHF originally had no permanent location, which allowed the younger IBHOF, that had a museum, to garner more publicity and prestige. In 2005 the WBHF partnered with the 125-year-old [[Los Angeles Athletic Club]] to establish a permanent museum inside the club's headquarters; it opened to the public in 2006.
  
Started in 1980, the World Boxing Hall of Fame is located in Southern California.
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Every year, the WBHF nominates several influential members of the boxing community for consideration. At the end of the year, a board of industry experts determines which nominees are inducted into the WBHF. Nominations are separated into the following three categories: boxer category, expanded category and posthumous category. Professional boxers are eligible for admission to the Hall of Fame beginning five years after their retirement.
  
See also [http://www.boxrec.com/media/index.php?title=Category:World_Boxing_Hall_of_Fame_Members WBHOF Members]
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The WBHF holds its annual induction ceremony each October. Inductees receive [[:File:SanstolHOF.jpg|plaques]], [[Media:WBHOF.Medal.jpg|medallions]] and other mementos. Beginning in 2004, new members of the Hall of Fame receive a 12" tall bronze statue called [[:Image:Prizefighter.Sculpture.jpg|"The Prizefighter."]]. The sculpture was designed by artist and boxing trainer [[Steven Harpst]]. A [[WBHOF Souvenir Program|souvenir program]] is also given to all attendees.
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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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* [http://www.wbhf.org/ Official Website]
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[[Category:Halls of Fame|World Boxing Hall of Fame]]

Latest revision as of 04:33, 1 March 2013

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The World Boxing Hall of Fame, also known as the WBHF for short, was founded by Everett L. Sanders in 1980. It is one of two internationally recognized Halls of Fame, along with the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF)--which opened 1989 in Canastota, New York. (The WBHF is to be distinguished from the "World Boxing Hall of Fame" of Smithville, Ontario, Canada. [1])

The WBHF originally had no permanent location, which allowed the younger IBHOF, that had a museum, to garner more publicity and prestige. In 2005 the WBHF partnered with the 125-year-old Los Angeles Athletic Club to establish a permanent museum inside the club's headquarters; it opened to the public in 2006.

Every year, the WBHF nominates several influential members of the boxing community for consideration. At the end of the year, a board of industry experts determines which nominees are inducted into the WBHF. Nominations are separated into the following three categories: boxer category, expanded category and posthumous category. Professional boxers are eligible for admission to the Hall of Fame beginning five years after their retirement.

The WBHF holds its annual induction ceremony each October. Inductees receive plaques, medallions and other mementos. Beginning in 2004, new members of the Hall of Fame receive a 12" tall bronze statue called "The Prizefighter.". The sculpture was designed by artist and boxing trainer Steven Harpst. A souvenir program is also given to all attendees.

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


See also: