The International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) announced its newest class of inductees, including former world lightweight champion Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, heavyweight champion Riddick "Big Daddy" Bowe and featherweight champion "Prince" Naseem Hamed in the Modern category; light flyweight champion Yoko Gushiken in the Old-Timer category; booking agent / manager Rafael Mendoza and...
The list of inductees to the International Boxing Hall of Fame’s 2015 class was released Thursday, headlined by former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, former lightweight titlist Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and former featherweight champ “Prince” Naseem Hamed. Also elected by a panel, that included members of the Boxing Writers Association of America and historians were...
CANASTOTA, NY – DECEMBER 4, 2014 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum announced today the newest class of inductees to enter the Hall. Living inductees include heavyweight champion Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe, featherweight champion “Prince” Naseem Hamed and lightweight champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini in the Modern category; light flyweight champion Yoko...
Evaluating Hamed's Hall of Fame Credentials: The name “Naseem Hamed” and “Hall of Fame” don’t seem to belong together at first thought. As time has passed and Hamed’s legacy has been given time to come into clearer perspective, it’s hard to not notice his low standing in the collective boxing consciousness. Upon more reflection, the big picture isn’t as bad as it’s...
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