Latest World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductees
Every year, the World Boxing Hall of Fame nominates several influential members of the boxing community for consideration. At the end of the year, a board of industry experts determines which nominees are inducted into the WBHF. Nominations are separated into the following three categories: boxer category, expanded category and posthumous category. Below are the most recent additions to the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
Recent inductees to the WBHF boxer category include: Bennie Briscoe, Julio Cesar Chavez, Dwight Muhammad Qawi and Mike Tyson. Briscoe was a top middleweight fighter in the 1970s but never managed to grab a world championship title. Chavez was many times a champion fighter in the welterweight, lightweight and featherweight divisions of the WBC, WBA and IBF. Qawi was one of the most famous underdogs in the sport, coming directly out of prison to start his professional boxing career at the relatively late age of 25. Tyson is arguably one of the most explosive professional boxers to ever live, both in and out of the ring, but there is no denying his one-time dominance the sport, having simultaneously held titles in the WBA, WBC and IBF for three consecutive years.
Recent inductees to the WBHF expanded category include: Joe Goossen, Graham Houston and Jimmy Montoya. Goossen is a successful trainer that is perhaps best known for fitting both of the Ruelas brothers. Houston is one of the most well-known writers in the sport. Montoya is a longtime trainer and manager with more than 15 World Champions to his credit.
Recent inductees to the WBHF posthumous category include: Bernard Docusen and Tiger Jack Fox. Docusen was a young, yet explosive fighter during the 1940s and also came from the same family of fighters as Regino and Maxie Docusen. Alternately, Fox was a much older fighter that competed in the 1940s. Fox did not reach the peak of his career until he was in his late 30s, making him something of an anomaly in the sport.
These are just a few of the most recent inductees to the World Boxing Hall of Fame. Every year new inductees are inducted, ensuring this sport lives on showcasing some of the great boxers, trainers and others who influence and positively impact the sport.