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  • The International Boxing Hall of Fame Announces the Class of 2019

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    By TSS Press

    PRESS RELEASE:

    CANASTOTA, NY - DECEMBER 5, 2018 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum announced today the members of the Class of 2019. Inductees include two-division champions Donald "Lone Star Cobra" Curry, Julian "The Hawk" Jackson, and James "Buddy" McGirt in the Modern category and welterweight champion Tony DeMarco in the Old Timer Category. Non-participants and observers to be inducted include matchmaker / promoter Don Elbaum, referee / judge Guy Jutras, publicist Lee Samuels and broadcaster Teddy Atlas.

    “We’re extremely excited about the Class of 2019 and are very much looking forward to honoring the newest class of inductees,” said Executive Director Edward Brophy.

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    The 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend will be held June 6-9th in Canastota, NY. Many events in “Boxing’s Hometown” of Canastota throughout the four-day celebration, including a 5K Race / Fun Run, golf tournament, boxing autograph card show, VIP Cocktail Reception, Parade of Champions and the Official Induction Ceremony on the Hall of Fame Museum Grounds, are scheduled. The Hall of Fame Weekend evening events include Friday night’s Fight Night at Turning Stone and Saturday’s Banquet of Champions. Both events will take place at Turning Stone Resort Casino in nearby Verona, NY.

    The Hall of Fame also released the name of one posthumous honoree: journalist Mario Rivera Martino in the Observer Category. Inductees were voted in by members of the Boxing Writers Association and a panel of international boxing historians.

    For more information on events planned for the Hall of Fame’s 30th Annual Induction Weekend please call (315) 697-7095, like the Hall on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram. Biographies of all the inductees in the 2019 class can be found on the IBHOF web site.


  • #2
    Boston has a new Hall of Famer.

    Congrats Tony, well earned sir.

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    • #3
      Co-sign.....................................triple sign

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      • #4
        Buddy McGirt?

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        • #5
          Clearly it's a compromised class.

          No truly GREAT fighters going in.

          Some very very goods though.

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          • #6
            Since I voted, I won't comment except to say that two of mine did not make it in the modern class.

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            • #7
              Teddy Atlas knows there comes a time in a man's life.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by New York Tony View Post
                Buddy McGirt?
                I am with you dude. I kinda feel that way about all three fighters that got in

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by The Good Doctor View Post

                  I am with you dude. I kinda feel that way about all three fighters that got in
                  Tri-sign.......................

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by The Good Doctor View Post

                    I am with you dude. I kinda feel that way about all three fighters that got in
                    Buddy McGirt's election into the Hall in particular had raised a lot of eyebrows on social media. Not stating an opinion here myself but just check out some of the prominent followers of the sport on social media. They raise some interesting questions and things to think about...

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                    • Kid Blast
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                      Wonder what Nigel Benn thinks.....or Henry Maske.......just wondering.......
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