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COMMENTS UPON RECEIVING INDUCTION NEWS


“I'm very honored to be elected into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. I'm very appreciative and obviously very happy about it. I'm also very happy to share the Hall of Fame with other Panamanians – Laguna, Pedroza and Brown - already enshrined.”

- Roberto Duran

“My induction into the Boxing Hall of Fame, especially at such an early time since my retirement, confirms to me that I took the right decisions in my career. Hard work now bears fruit in the form of this very high honor which I will share with the best men in the history of boxing and for that I am both grateful and proud.”

- Ricardo Lopez

“This is a wonderful experience. After 28 years of boxing, it's been a wonderful career and being elected into the Hall of Fame is a great last piece to my puzzle. I can honestly say that I've fulfilled and completed all of my goals in the sport of boxing.”

- Pernell Whitaker

“This is a great honor for me. I look forward to coming to the United States for the Hall of Fame ceremony. I'm also honored to follow into the Hall of Fame the boxer I prepared to win the world middleweight championship, Carlos Monzon. He was great and he made me famous.”

- Amilcar Brusa

“This is a great surprise to me. I'm so honored and am very happy about being elected into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Of all the honors I have received, induction into the Hall of Fame is one that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.”

- Jose Sulaiman

“This is terrific! Boxing is my favorite subject. It's really an honor.”

- LeRoy Neiman
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