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COMMENTS UPON RECEIVING INDUCTION NEWS


“It's truly an honor. Being elected into the Hall of Fame feels wonderful. There has been a lot of the greatest fighters inducted in the Hall of Fame and it's unbelievable to be in the Hall with them.”

- Orlando Canizales

“I'm proud and honored to be selected into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. I'm humbled to be considered among the greats in my field by esteemed boxing historians and professionals. My journey began over 30 years ago when I put on my first pair of gloves. I continued boxing because I loved the sport and I received tremendous support from my family and coaches. To know that all of those years of hard work and sacrifice through my amateur and professional career have been recognized and appreciated by the best in the boxing community is a great feeling. I can't wait to join everyone in Canastota in June to celebrate.”

- Lennox Lewis

“I'm ecstatic! This is the most awesome news you've ever given me. I was a very proud WBA / IBF world champion and this will be my greatest achievement ever. This is an award I've been waiting for my whole life.”

- Brian Mitchell

"This is unbelievable. I'm almost speechless for the first time in my life. I was hoping that someday I would join my father in the Hall of Fame. This is overwhelming. It's the honor of a lifetime.”

- Bob Goodman

“As someone who has found boxing irresistible since my earliest days, I consider my induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame one of the greatest honors of my career in journalism.”

- Hugh McIlvanney

“Television is the medium of show and tell. The show, meaning the fighters, are the most important by far. I'm just one of the tellers and I am deeply honored to be a footnote of all the great fighters that are in the Hall of Fame.”

- Larry Merchant

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