June 9, 2014 in Sports

De La Hoya inducted into boxing hall of fame

 

Oscar De La Hoya, who won Olympic gold and became a champion in six weight divisions in winning 10 world titles, was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, N.Y. on Sunday. The Hall of Fame’s 25th class also included two of De La Hoya’s contemporaries in the modern era – Puerto Rican star Felix “Tito” Trinidad and Joe Calzaghe of Wales. Also inducted were: George Chaney, Charles Ledoux and Mike O’Dowd in the old-timer category; Tom Allen in the pioneer category; promoter Barry Hearn, referees Richard Steele and Eugene Corri, journalist Graham Houston as well as veteran Sports Illustrated photographer Neil Leifer in the nonparticipant and observer categories. – Associated Press


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