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COMMENTS UPON RECEIVING INDUCTION NEWS


“It is the biggest honor that’s ever been bestowed upon me. It’s more than winning the five world titles and the Olympic silver medal. It’s the biggest thing – outside of my children and wife – that’s ever happened to me. It’s such an honor. I know this would have meant so much to my father. He passed away a year ago and this was a big thing for him. I’m so happy. You have no idea.”

- Virgil Hill


“Thank you so much. I feel honored and I’m proud as a boxer. I would like to share this happiness with all of the boxers.”

- Myung - Woo Yuh


“Mills was thrilled and appreciative to learn that he was elected into the International Boxing Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013.  He loves boxing.  Even more, he loves the boxing community that has been such an important part of his life for over fifty years. This is a terrific honor."

- Kaye Lane on behalf of her husband Mills Lane


“Wow. What an honor. I’m thrilled. This is just fantastic news. The fact that my role and what I do in boxing will live on through the Hall of Fame is something I never really thought about before. It’s a tremendous honor and humbling also because the sport is all about the boxers themselves and we who play peripheral roles, we support the boxers. But to be honored in a way that people see a value to what I do is a tremendous honor. I’m just thrilled. This is very special.” 

- Jimmy Lennon, Jr.


“For anyone involved in the boxing business the ultimate honour is to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. I was overwhelmed with pride when I was told my name was to be added to the list of the giant figures who have graced our sport. This year in New York I received the Nat Fleischer award from the American Boxing Writers Association. Now Canastota in 2013. Not bad for a Limey! I just hope this isn’t all a dream.”

- Colin Hart

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