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Historian / publisher Hank Kaplan and promoter / manager Jarvis Astaire
also enter Hall of Fame

   CANASTOTA, NY - JANUARY 12, 2006 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum announced today the newest class of inductees to enter the Hall. Living inductees include junior flyweight champions Michael Carbajal (USA) and Humberto Gonzalez (Mexico), historian/publisher Hank Kaplan (USA), and promoter / manager Jarvis Astaire (UK).

   “We're extremely excited about the Class of 2006 and very much looking forward to honoring the seventeenth class of inductees,” said Executive Director Edward Brophy. “All living inductees are anticipated to attend and participate in 2006 Hall of Fame Weekend festivities.”

   The Seventeenth Annual Hall of Fame Weekend is scheduled for June 8-11th in Canastota, NY. Over 20 events, including a golf tournament, banquet, 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 11th to welcome the newest members.

   The Hall of Fame also released names of posthumous honorees: Three-time lightweight champion Edwin Rosario in the Modern Category; welterweight and middleweight champion Lou Brouillard, light heavyweight champion Jimmy Slattery and middleweight champion Teddy Yarosz in the Old-Timer Category; trainer Whitey Bimstein and promoter Rodolfo Sabbatini in the Non-Participant Category; publisher/editor Stanley Weston in the Observer Category; and Jem Carney 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 2006 International Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend, please call the Hall of Fame at (315) 697-7095.
Michael Carbajal
Humberto Gonzalez
Hank Kaplan
Jarvis Astaire