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2016 Boxing Hall of Fame Set To Induct 7 New Members This Weekend

Published On June 9, 2016 | By Niall Doran | Boxing News, Boxing Views and Opinion

During the week the boxing world was rocked by the news of the passing of Muhammad Ali, the global boxing community was also pay tribute to some of it’s other greats this weekend at the 2016 International Boxing Hall of Fame.

The annual ceremony will take place in Canastota, New York and will be hosted by In This Corner’s James ‘Smitty’ Smith.

The prestigious class of 2016 will include the following new inductees:

  • Puerto Rico’s Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho
  • Mexico’s Lupe Pintor
  • Panama’s Hilario Zapata
  • Boxing judge Harold Lederman
  • Commissioner Marc Ratner
  • Journalist Jerry Izenberg
  • Broadcaster Col.Bob Sheridan

The opening bell for this year’s Hall of Fame will be sounded today, with the following being the full schedule for this week and weekend:

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One inductee in this year’s honors, Herold Lederman, spoke this week on ESPN Radio about being inducted into the prestigious group – but also paid tribute to Muhammad Ali following his passing last weekend:

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Niall Doran
Founder of Boxing News and Views (@NiallerDoran). Writer at the Huffington Post. Digital marketing guy. Journalist. Irish tech entrepreneur. Avid Yellow M&M's hound. Favourite boxing related quote: "It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen." - Muhammad Ali

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