5th annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2016 inducted in festive ceremony


NYSBHOF Class of 2016 (L-R): Seated - Vilomar Fernandez, Dennis Rappaport, Randy Gordon and Ed Brophy; Standing: Aaron Davis and Joe DeGuardia (Photo by Peter Frutkoff)

NYSBHOF Class of 2015

Boxers

World welterweight champion ('90-91) Aaron "Superman" Davis Bronx

World junior welterweight champion ('93-94) Charles "The Natural" Murray Buffalo

Two-time world lightweight title challenger Vilomar Fernandez Bronx

World lightweight title challenger Edwin Viruet. New York City

(Deceased)

4-time, 3-division world champion Hector "Macho" Camacho Spanish Harlem

World middleweight champion (1952) Rocky Graziano Brooklyn

World lightweight ('25-26) titlist Rocky Kansas Buffalo

2-time world bantamweight titleholder Joe Lynch Brooklyn

"Uncrowned welterweight champion" Joe Miceli Buffalo

Non-Participants

International Boxing Hall of Fame executive director Ed Brophy Canastota

Promoter Joe DeGuardia Bronx

Commissioner/media personality Randy Gordon Melville

Promoter/manager Dennis Rappaport Queens

(Deceased)

Manager Howie Albert Bronx

Trainer/cutman Freddie Brown Manhattan

New York City television commentator Howard Cosell New York City

Boxer/referee Ruby Goldstein Manhattan

Manager Jimmy Jacobs New York City

Each inductee will receive a custom-designed belt signifying his induction into the NYSBHOF. Plaques are on display at the New York State Athletic Commission.

The 2016 inductees were selected by the NYSBHOF nominating committee members: Jack Hirsch, Steve Farhood, Bobby Cassidy, Jr., Don Majeski, Henry Hascup, Ron McNair, Angelo Prospero and Neil Terens.

All boxers needed to be inactive for at least three years in order to be eligible for NYSBHOF induction, and all inductees must have resided in New York State for a significant portion of their boxing careers or during the prime of their respective career.

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