World Boxing Hall of Fame

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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.
  
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/])
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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.
  
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.
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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 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.
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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


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