Friday is the start of the three-day Florida Boxing Hall of Fame weekend in Tampa. It’s the highlight of the year in the Sunshine State for boxing people and fans of the “Sweet Science.”
Fighters: Michael Moorer, David Lewter, Oscar Montilla, Melissa Del Valle, David Jaco, Ronald “Winky” Wright – deceased fighters: Trevor Berbick and Alex Stewart. Trainers: John David Jackson and Ken Adams. Media: Charles Jay, John Rinaldi, Alex Rinaldi. Participants: Steve Shepherd – deceased participant: Dick Lee, Officials/Commission: Jorge Alonso, Al Wilensky and Bill Anello.
The FBHOF also announced that Phyllis Garry and Bismark Morales will receive special “Lifetime Achievement Awards.”
It all takes place at the Westshore Grand Hotel and Resorts (4860 W. Kennedy Blvd).
The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame weekend schedule of events:
FRIDAY JUNE 23
MEET THE INDUCTEES SOCIAL: 6:30PM – 7:30PM cash bar
AMATEUR FIGHTS 8:00PM, doors open 7:30PM
SATURDAY DAY JUNE 24:
ALL DAY: FIST CASTING, MEMORABILIA FOR SALE, BOOK SIGNINGS, AUTOGRAPHS & MORE
10:00AM – 11:00AM Referee & Judge Seminar: Brian Garry FBHOF Class of 2009
RADIO SHOW: 11:00AM – 1:00PM
1:30PM HONOR BOUND: Boxing and the Military: A panel discussion led by historian DS Cogswell, FBHOF Class of 2014
2:30PM Steve Canton FBHOF Class of 2009 & VP: Seminar “Old School” Training & Working Corners.
SATURDAY NIGHT BANQUET
Registration: 6:30PM Dinner: 7:15PM cash bar
SUNDAY JUNE 25
8:30AM – 9:30AM BREAKFAST WITH INDUCTEES
11:00AM FORMAL INDUCTION CEREMONY (Followed by CAKE & COFFEE by ALESSI BAKERY)