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COMMENTS UPON RECEIVING INDUCTION NEWS


"This is great! I’ve been to Canastota in the past for the Hall of Fame Weekend festivities and thought maybe some day I’d be elected and now I am. This feels great and makes me feel real special to be elected.”

- Danny Lopez

“I’m honored. I feel honored to be in the company of the greatest people in the sport.”

- Shelly Finkel

“I’m almost overcome by emotions, I’m telling you. Let me just say that in 1957 when I walked into a little gymnasium in Newark, New Jersey, I never dreamed that over a half-century later that my name would be on the Hall of Fame Wall with the great Sugar Ray Robinson and Joe Louis and all the great fighters who have graced the great sport of professional boxing. This is the crowning jewel of my career and I never dreamed this day would ever come. It is the greatest honor that could ever be bestowed upon me in the sport of boxing and for it I am truly grateful.”

- Larry Hazzard

“I’m absolutely thrilled. It doesn’t happen often, but this news sent shivers down my back. I’m very honored to be elected and to be the second German to be a member of the Hall after our idol Max Schmeling is something special for me personally and for all of our people.”

- Wilfried Sauerland

“I'm thrilled and honored to join so many of my heroes, friends, and associates in the pantheon of boxing. I owe my inclusion to everyone I work with at Top Rank, and all the people who helped me over the past four decades in the sport.”

- Bruce Trampler

“It is nice to know that I’m going to be in the Hall with so many of the fighters I covered, fighters who made the sport great – Leonard, Holmes, Ali, Duran. I’m quite pleased to be considered with fighters like that and writers I worked ringside with like Hugh McIlvanney. It is a great feeling that your work is being honored. Plus it is even nicer for me knowing I am going in as a wire service guy.”

- Ed Schuyler


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