Inductees to the IBHOF are named in the following categories:


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

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

* Women's Modern Boxers (Last bout no earlier than 1989)

* Men's Old-Timer Boxers (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.

In the election of the Class of 2015, “Old Timers” was extended
to 1988 (1893-1988). The Old Timer category is 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 takes place on an annual basis, alternating the two different eras,
beginning with the “Late” era ballot.

* Women's Trailblazer Boxers (Last bout no earlier than 1988)

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

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

* Observer (Those men and women who have made contributions as 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.