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International Boxing Hall of Fame cancels June ceremony, will induct two classes in 2021

The ceremony was set to be held in Canastota, New York, as always.

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The International Boxing Hall of Fame’s annual Induction Weekend, originally scheduled for June in Canastota, NY, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Class of 2020 will now be inducted alongside the Class of 2021 at next year’s ceremony.

That said, it’s not a total loss for the would-be honorees, as “the official plaques for the members of the Class of 2020 will be on display on the Hall of Fame Wall beginning in June for fans to enjoy.”

A reminder of this year’s inductees and their categories:

Middleweight legend and oldest man to win a world title Bernard Hopkins (Modern).
Four-division champion and owner of one of the greatest one-punch knockouts of the ‘10s Juan Manuel Marquez (Modern).
Three-division champion and onetime pound-for-pound king Shane Mosley (Modern).
Breakout star and inaugural Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame female inductee Christy Martin (women’s Modern).
Undefeated boxer/kickboxer and Million Dollar Baby antagonist Lucia Rijker (women’s Modern).
Women’s boxing pioneer Barbara “The Mighty Atom of the Ring” Buttrick (women’s Trailblazer).
Turn-of-the-century two-division champion Frank Erne (Old Timer).
Bare-knuckle icon Paddy Ryan (Pioneer).

The Class also features “promoters Lou DiBella, Kathy Duva and Dan Goossen; and journalists Bernard Fernandez and Thomas Hauser.“

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