Corrales And Hatton Make The 2024 International Boxing Hall Of Fame

The 2024 International Boxing Hall of Fame inductions will take place on June 9th.

The yearly event brings together the most prominent names from the sport, including boxers, referees, trainers, promoters, and others connected to the sport. The event began in 1989, with this year’s ceremony bringing in some legends from past and present. The late Diego Corrales will honored after his feats of becoming the super featherweight and lightweight champion. His highlight bout against Jose Luis Castillo continues to live long in the memory. Next up is Ricky Hatton. The Brit secured huge wins over Paulie Malignaggi, Luis Collazo, and Kostya Tszyu to win belts at lightweight and welterweight. Elsewhere, Ivan Calderon, the mini-flyweight and light flyweight champion and Michael Moorer, the first southpaw heavyweight champion, will also be inducted.

Reaction

Ivan Calderon: “This is the cherry on top, folks! Dreamed of it, boxed for it, and now I’m Hall of Fame material!”

“In our hearts, the wait never ended. This is something that fills me with an enormous pride. That fight in 1923 in New York is branded with fire on the hearts of every Argentine and every boxing fan, and now we can say that time has done justice to that victory! It is an acknowledgement to his physical and mental strength, and to his humility too,” Maria de Lourdes Perez Barbieri (Firpo’s great niece)

Michael Moorer: “Absolutely chuffed! From the ring to the Hall of Fame Wall, rubbing shoulders with my heroes. I’ve made it to the big league!”

Ricky Hatton: “Blimey, who’d have thought? Lacing up at 10, and now I’m hobnobbing with boxing legends. I’m gobsmacked and over the moon!”

Ana Maria Torres: “What an honor! Me, in the Hall of Fame! Big thanks to my family – feels like winning another championship!”

Jane Couch: “Stunned, I am! Absolutely buzzing. Can’t wait to hit Canastota and hobnob with everyone!”

Kenny Adams: “This is it, the pinnacle of boxing glory. Couldn’t be happier!”

Jackie Kallen: “I’m so excited I could burst! Recognized for my 45 years in the sport – what a thrill!”

Fred Sternburg: “Stunned Working in boxing’s been a blast, and now I’m joining the legends. What an honor!”

Wallace Matthews: “Never in it for the glitter, just for the love of boxing. Being honored with the greats is both a great honor and humbling.” 

Michelle Corrales (on behalf of Diego): “Overjoyed! Diego’s legacy lives on at the Hall of Fame. He’d be grinning from ear to ear. Thanks to everyone who saw his heart and hustle in the ring”

List Of Inductees

Diego Corrales (Boxer deceased)

Ricky Hatton (Boxer)

Ivan Calderon (Boxer)

Michael Moorer (Boxer)

Jane Couch (Boxer)

Ana Maria Tomas (Boxer)

Luis Angel Firpo (Boxer deceased)

Kenny Adams (Trainer)

Jackie Kallen (Manager) 

Fred Sternberg (Publicist) 

Wallace Matthews (Boxing Writer)

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