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BOXERS LARRY HOLMES AND EDDIE PERKINS
ELECTED TO INT'L BOXING HALL OF FAME
Promoters Mogens Palle and Frank Warren
and journalists Dave Anderson and Joe Koizumi also enter Hall of Fame
CANASTOTA, NY - DECEMBER 11, 2007 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum announced today the newest class of inductees to enter the Hall. Living inductees include heavyweight champion Larry Holmes (USA), junior welterweight champion Eddie Perkins (USA), promoter Mogens Palle (Denmark), promoter Frank Warren (UK), Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Dave Anderson (USA) and journalist Joe Koizumi (Japan).
“We're extremely excited about the Class of 2008 and very much looking forward to honoring the nineteenth class of inductees,” said Executive Director Edward Brophy. “All living inductees are anticipated to attend and participate in 2008 Hall of Fame Weekend festivities.”
The 19th Annual Hall of Fame Weekend is scheduled for June 5-8th 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 8th to welcome the newest members.
The Hall of Fame also released names of posthumous honorees: Middleweight Holman Williams in the Modern Category; light heavyweight Len Harvey, middleweight Frank Klaus and welterweight Harry Lewis in the Old-Timer Category; trainer Bill Gore in the Non-Participant Category; and Dan Donnelly 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 2008 International Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend, please call the Hall of Fame at (315) 697-7095.