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FIGHTER: BONNIE CANINO: “The Cobra,” was born in Miami, Florida on January 11,1962 of Puerto Rican descent. She is a retired 2-time world champion kickboxer and a featherweight world champion boxer for two organizations, earning 4 world titles in the 1990’s.
Fighter: ELISEO CASTILLO: was born on April 29, 1975 in Havana, Cuba. From the ages of 12 through 16, Eliseo trained through the Cuban government's amateur boxing program. At the age of 17, Eliseo Castillo escaped from Cuba on a raft with his brothers. At the age of 20, Eliseo began his professional
FIGHTER: ROBERT DANIELS: was born August 30, 1966 in Miami, Florida. A graduate of Jackson High, he is the only Miami-born fighter to hold a major world title. Robert made his pro debut in 1984 and received his 1st world title shot about five years later. His official record stands at 49-10-1, 41 KO
FIGHTER: JEFF LACY: was born May 12, 1977 in St. Petersburg, Florida. He had over 200 amateur fights. He held the IBF, IBO world super middleweight title, WBC Continental, USBA & NABA title. His final record is 27-6, with 18 K.O.’s
Fighter: BUSTER MATHIS JR.: was born March 25, 1970 in East Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mathis Jr. is the son of Buster Mathis. Mathis Jr. turned pro in 1991 and quickly put together 12 wins. sport. Buster retired at the age of 26 with a 21-2 (7 KO's) record, and 3 no contests.
Fighter: JEFF SIMS: was born in Belle Glade, FL on February 19, 1954. Sims had a powerful punch; he reportedly compiled a prison boxing record of 21-0 (21 first round knockouts). He was only 39 years old when he was killed. His final record reads 22-9, with 20 K.O.’s
Fighter: ROCKY TORRES: was born on April 24, 1978 in Homestead, FL to a boxing family. Rocky started boxing in his father’s gym since he was old enough to stand up. His professional debut was in Miami Beach on April 29, 1995, retired with a final professional record of 22-7, with 8 K.O.’s.
Fighter: GLENN WOLFE: was born August 13, 1961. Boxing, which he loved, provided him a way out of the projects and turn his life around. After a successful amateur career  Glenn, with the nickname, “Big Bad Wolfe,” turned pro. His final ring record was 27-5-1, with 24 K.O.’s.
Trainer:BEN GETTY: has worked with the likes of "Sugar" Ray Leonard and Olympic bronze medalist Kenneth Gould. Getty played an integral part in the young career of Clearwater's Keith Thurman. He became the strength and conditioning coach for the Fort Bragg boxing team.
Promoter: JEFF GIBSON: a world heavyweight Kickboxing Champion, 2X golden glove boxing champion. He has had the opportunity to work with and produce many world champions.
Jeff founded Elite Promotions in 2000 and has promoted many great events on Florida’s east coast ever since.
Media: JOE BRUNO: was born August 17, 1947 in New York; he grew up and lived there most of his life until settling in Sarasota, FL.  In the mid 70’s he was assoc. editor for Boxing Illustrated and a monthly contributor to Ring Magazine. His articles have also appeared in Boxing Today  and many more.
Media: DALIA DURAN: Dalia has been involved in boxing for several decades in many capacities.  A graduate of UCLA, Dalia is regarded as one of the best boxing photographers in the business.
Media: ALAN HOPPER: was born September 9, 1961 in Reno, Nevada. He has been a boxing fan since his youth. Alan served as VP of public relations for Don King for many years.  He was the winner of the Boxing Writers’ Association of America’s Marvin Kohn “Good Guy” Award for 2008.
Participant: LOU HARRIS: was born August 30, 1944. He was an Army Soldier, a Purple Heart Recipient and a retired Vietnam veteran. He began his journey as a Boxing Trainer at Frontline Outreach.Lou began to mentor  Antonio Tarver and he took a bronze medal in Olympics.
Participant: LOU MARTINEZ: Lou Martinez was born September 23, 1964 and has loved sports since he was very young. In 1998, Lou and his wife Wendy, opened Palm Beach Boxing. In the years since it has become a hub for amateur and pro boxers and mixed martial art fighters all training together.
Participant: CHARLES MOONEY: was born January 27, 1951 in Washington, D.C. . Charles was a member of the famed 1976 U.S. Olympic team and won the silver medal as a bantamweight in Quebec. . Charles also had the opportunity to train the Chinese Olympic Boxing Team. World Series Boxing Team in Memphis
Participant: FLOYD SELF: was born October 25, 1926, in Chuluota, FL. Floyd was instrumental in bringing about a rebirth of boxing in the Tampa Bay area when he opened a boxing gym in Ybor City. He also began promoting regularly scheduled monthly shows there under the banner of Great American Pro.
Off/Comm: PHYLLIS GARRY: began her Boxing career in 1980 with the Amateurs in the Florida USA-ABF,Golden Gloves & PAL. Phyllis closed out her amateur career after the 2000 Olympic Trials & U.S. Olympic Box-Offs. Phyllis became a professional judge in 1987, 1992 assumed timekeepers  role.
Off/Comm: EMILIO LOMBARDI JR.: has been one of the most respected and well-known referees in the boxing business for many years. He started as a boxing judge in FL before moving to Pennsylvania where he began his career as a referee. He returned to FL seven years later and has been a referee since.
Off/Comm: MARK STREISAND: Was born January 23, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York. He bought the FL Franchise of the National Golden Gloves and was President and Tournament Director for over 20 years. In 1985 Mark started working for the FL State Boxing Comm. as an inspector, referee, announcer & weighmaste
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Class of 2021 Induction Weekend

June 18, 19, 20, 2021

At the beautiful

Marriott St. Petersburg


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GRAND OPENING OF FLORIDA BOXING HALL OF FAME MUSEUM AND
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CLASS OF 2021

While most were looking forward to new beginnings in 2021, The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame was looking forward to several. First and foremost, The FBHOF had a new location to announce a new year of events and a new regime in charge. For well over a decade, The FBHOF has kicked off the new year by announcing the details of the June induction weekend at the SJC Boxing Gym in Fort Myers, Florida. That part of the tradition continued but with a new and much bigger SJC Gym. New FBHOF President Steve Canton proudly announced a new location for the SJC Boxing Gym just a short distance from the old facility. For many years, The SJC Boxing Gym has been the host for pro and amateur boxers, including many world champions looking to train in an old school environment. “We have always been proud of our facility, but this new location will take our ability to train boxers to a whole new level” says Canton.

The new SJC Boxing Gym not only has a new home, but for the first time since coming into existence The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame has a permanent home for a museum at the gym. In just a matter of weeks, Canton and several volunteers began the process of putting together a three-room museum that houses the plaques and fist casts of all FBHOF inductees. Over the next few months, there will be a video room with a big screen tv to watch the YouTube Channel of the FBHOF and DVD's of the boxers who are inducted, and a room dedicated to memorabilia donated by inductees. There is even a gift shop where boxing fans can purchase clothing and memorabilia from the SJC gym and the FBHOF. Canton went on, “So many people volunteered and put in the work to make the Grand Opening celebration possible.”


Saturday, January 9th, was the official Grand Opening of the Gym and Museum. It was a huge turnout with over 300 present, including 57 Hall of Famers. The festivities kicked off with the official dedication of the facility and a ribbon cutting ceremony performed by the Mayor of Fort Myers, the Honorable Kevin Anderson. The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame officially announced the Class of 2021 that will be inducted in late June in St. Petersburg, Florida. “This is an amazing class which includes some huge names in the boxing world, and most of the inductees were on hand along with dozens of previous inductees,'' continued Canton. The new board of directors for the FBHOF was formally introduced, there was food and drinks available and world class singer Frank Pizano performed throughout the day. There were workouts, book signings, memorabilia, photos, autographs, interviews and more - a truly memorable day.

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4220 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, Florida 33901

Contact: Steve Canton, FBHOF President 239-633-2412 
Bob Alexander FBHOF Vice President 941-391-0352




  FBHOF Class of 2021

                FIGHTERS
                Antonio Tarver
                Glen Johnson
                Jameel McCline
                Danny Santiago
                *Frankie Randall
                Marcel Clay
                Danny Sanchez

                TRAINERS
                Orlando Cuellar
                Luis Camacho

                PROMOTERS
                Terry Trekas
                HISTORIANS
                Carole Myer

                MEDIA
                Arcadio Castro Jr.
                Brad Berkwitt

                PARTICIPANTS
                Rodolfo Aguilar
                Walter “Butch” Flansburg
                Orlando Fernandez
                *Charley “Doc” Williams

                OFFICIALS/COMMISSION
                Alex Levin
                John Birmingham
                Richard Green

 SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
                Steve Harris
                Joey Orduna

 LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARD
                *Bob Nicholson

*Deceased 18 Living 2 deceased + 3 special awards