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BOXING PERSONALITIES COMMENT ON CLASS OF 2005


On The Class of 2005

"The newest class of inductees have joined prior Hall of Famers as great contributors to the rich heritage of boxing's past."

- Hank Kaplan, boxing historian.

"The Class of 2005 is a home run. Everyone being inducted belongs there."

- Angelo Dundee, 1992 Hall of Fame Inductee.


On Bobby Chacon

"Chacon's election to the Boxing Hall of Fame is a monument to courage, determination and pride, assets which carried him to dual world titles. A pleasing boxing style and crisp punching made him the most popular performer of his time."

- Hank Kaplan, boxing historian.

"Bobby Chacon is what I call a promoter's insurance policy. Every time he was on the bill you knew you had a great fight and the fans got their money's worth win, lose or draw. And most of them were wins!"

- Angelo Dundee, 1992 Hall of Fame Inductee.


On Duilio Loi

"Duilio Loi compiled a phenomenal record competing against the elite of his division. One of the greatest boxers his country produced, he was never an easy mark for any opposition he ever faced. A most worthy entry into the Hall of Fame."

- Hank Kaplan, boxing historian.

"What a great addition to the Hall of Fame. Duilio Loi was like a monarch in Italy. He could really fight. Very smart, very slick, very talented and made good fights."

- Angelo Dundee, 1992 Hall of Fame Inductee.


On Barry McGuigan

"A two-fisted puncher who infatuated his countrymen with his spirited and gutsy style."

- Hank Kaplan, boxing historian.

"Action personified. Barry McGuigan was one of the most pleasing fighters ever. He was classy and is a great addition to the Hall of Fame."

- Angelo Dundee, 1992 Hall of Fame Inductee.


On Terry Norris

"Terry Norris stood high in a tough division for about 10 years as he battled the best his class offered. His action style gave glamour and excitement to the junior middleweights."

- Hank Kaplan, boxing historian.

"Terry Norris had a distinctive style. He was a well-conditioned guy and had an easy way about himself with a constant smile on his face."

- Angelo Dundee, 1992 Hall of Fame Inductee.


On Don Fraser

"His long association with boxing and the great names that he was involved with in his promotions make him a worthy inductee into the Hall of Fame."

- Hank Kaplan, boxing historian.

"Don Fraser was everything we need in boxing. He's one of the smart guys who really knew what he was doing."

- Angelo Dundee, 1992 Hall of Fame Inductee.


On Bert Randolph Sugar

"His list of achievements stands for itself. Multi-talented and gifted as a writer and speaker, he has been boxing's ambassador for years."

- Hank Kaplan, boxing historian.

"Seeing that famous hat and cigar of Bert's in the Hall of Fame will be great. His style is breezy and always funny. He's one of the quickest wits I've ever met in boxing. At the same time, underneath the wit and the jokes he is very serious about the sport and he knows what he's talking about. He's well deserving of being in the Hall of Fame."

- Budd Schulberg, 2003 Hall of Fame Inductee.

"Bert Randolph Sugar is a big, big plus for boxing. Excellent choice for the Hall of Fame."

- Angelo Dundee, 1992 Hall of Fame Inductee.
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