Inductees to the Hall of Fame are named in five categories:


* Modern (Last bout no earlier than 1989)
“Moderns” enshrined 1990 to 2014 were elected under original criteria:      
Last bout no earlier than 1943.

Beginning with the election of the Class of 2015,”Moderns” are elected
under the following criteria: Last bout no earlier than 1989.

* Old-Timer (Last bout no earlier than 1893; no later than 1988)
“Old Timers” enshrined 1990 to 2014 were elected under original criteria:
Last bout no earlier than 1893: no later than 1942.

Beginning with the election of the Class of 2015, “Old Timers” will be extended
to 1988 (1893-1988). The Old Timer category will now be divided into two different eras.

“Early” era - Last bout no earlier than 1893; no later than 1942

and

“Late” era - Last bout no earlier than 1943; no later than 1988.

Election will take place on an annual basis, alternating the two different eras,
beginning with the “Late” era ballot.

* Pioneer (Last bout in or prior to 1892),

* Non- Participant  (Those who have made contributions to the sport
  apart from roles as boxers or observers. Based upon a candidates                 achievements and contributions in their particular field)

* Observer (Print and media journalists, publishers, writers,
  historians, photographers and artists)
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Members of the Boxing Writers Association  of America and an international panel of boxing historians cast votes. Voters from Japan, England, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Germany, Puerto Rico and the United States are among those who participate in the election process.

An independent accounting firm tabulates the votes and the results are presented to the Hall. A news conference is held each year in December to announce the new class of inductees and the formal induction ceremony is held each year in June.