For the first time since 2001 the International Boxing Hall of Fame has amended its balloting process – and it wouldn’t be an understatement to say the changes are forward-looking. Lee Groves spoke to the IBHOF Executive Director Ed Brophy about the changes.
RingTV.com’s resident Travelin’ Man, Lee Groves makes his annual jaunt to Canastota, New York for a milestone in the International Boxing Hall of Fame’s history: its 25th anniversary. As usual, Lee brings us along for the trip, this time, in a three-part journal.
Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad and Joe Calzaghe all made a point to profusely thank their fathers for putting them on the path that led to their inductions to the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday and official certification as boxing legends.
Undefeated super middleweight star Joe Calzaghe and Richard Steele, third man in the ring for some of modern boxing’s most historic bouts, in this installment of RING correspondent Bernard Fernandez’s blog from Canastota.
Oscar De La Hoya was a fan magnet at the peak of this stellar boxing career and not too much has changed, at least not as it unfolded at the International Boxing Hall of Fame, where he will be inducted this weekend.
It is fitting that former undisputed super middleweight champ Joe Calzaghe’s induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in New York this weekend comes in the wake of the division’s biggest fight in decades.
Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad and Joe Calzaghe were elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame’s Modern category this year, the Hall announced on Wednesday. The three superstars will officially be inducted on June 8, 2014.
With the International Boxing Hall of Fame announcing its class of 2014 today, Lee Groves, an elector since 2001, shares his voting thought process. Chosing Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad and Joe Calzaghe was a no brainer, but electors can checkmark up to 10 of the 45 names on the ballot.
Fans ask Dougie’s opinions on Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson’s hall-of-fame merits, mythical matchups and hall-of-fame contenders, potential welterweight fights between Amir Khan, Devon Alexander and Adrien Broner, and they also give him the business, in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Former two-time light heavyweight champ and cruiserweight titleholder Virgil Hill, a Class of 2013 International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, was as awestruck by the great boxers assembled at this past weekend’s induction festivities in Canastota, N.Y., as the many fans who attended.
RingTV.com’s historian Lee Groves analyzes a group of fighters who will be eligible for the Hall of Fame over the next few years, focusing on the potential class of 2014 that includes superstars Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad and Joe Calzaghe.
The late Arturo Gatti is a new entrant on this year’s International Boxing Hall of Fame ballot. RingTV.com’s historian Lee Groves asks whether the beloved warrior is a first ballot-worthy Hall of Famer or if he should be bypassed. Groves makes compelling arguments for either proposition.