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BOXERS CHACON, LOI, MCGUIGAN, NORRIS ELECTED TO INT'L BOXING HALL OF FAME
Writer Bert Randolph Sugar and matchmaker Don Fraser
also enter Hall of Fame
CANASTOTA, NY - JANUARY 6, 2005 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum announced today the newest class of inductees to enter the Hall. Living inductees include featherweight and super featherweight champion Bobby Chacon (USA), junior welterweight champion Duilio Loi (Italy), featherweight champion Barry McGuigan (Ireland), junior middleweight champion Terry Norris (USA), matchmaker Don Fraser (USA), and writer Bert Randolph Sugar (USA).
"We're extremely excited about the Class of 2005. The new inductees highlight the international aspect of the sport of boxing and of the Hall of Fame," said Executive Director Edward Brophy. "All living inductees are anticipated to attend and participate in 2005 Hall of Fame Weekend festivities."
The 16th Annual Hall of Fame Weekend is scheduled for June 9-12th in Canastota, NY. Over 20 events, including a golf tournament, banquet, professional boxing show, parade and autograph card show, are planned. A celebrity lineup of over 50 boxing greats of yesterday and today will attend this year's Induction Weekend. The highlight of the weekend will be the Official Enshrinement Ceremony on the Hall of Fame Museum Grounds in Canastota, New York on Sunday, June 12th to welcome the newest members.
The Hall of Fame also released names of posthumous honorees: featherweight champion Eugene Criqui, bantamweight champions Joe Lynch and Charles (Bud) Taylor and middleweight champion Marcel Thil in the Old-Timer Category; manager / film historian Bill Cayton and manager / promoter Lope Sarreal in the Non-Participant Category; writer Jersey Jones and Boxing News editor Harry Mullan in the Observer Category; and Jack Randall in the Pioneer Category. Inductees were voted in by members of the Boxing Writers Association and a panel of international boxing historians.
For more information on the events planned for the 2005 International Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend, please call the Hall of Fame at (315) 697-7095.