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INDUCTION WEEKEND
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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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