Dear Boxing Fans,
After many years of attending the IBHOF, I felt that Florida should have this same honor. Florida has had many champions come from our state as well as many who have helped those become champions. After talking with some friends, I asked my wonderful wife if she would be willing to help me establish the FBHOF which she gracefully agreed to do.
After all the jargon of becoming a corporation, getting our nonprofit, we established a board of directors. I remember that very first dinner, the Board prayed for at least 75 people to attend so we would not have to be personally responsible. To say that we were received with open arms is an understatement with over 250 people supporting us, we knew we could only get better.
It has been an honor and a pleasure for us to be able to create this wonderful organization for all of those who love boxing. After 12 years Kathy and I are retiring at the end of this year and looking forward to traveling, spending more time together and visiting us grandchildren more often.
I would like to thank Steve Canton for agreeing to start this adventure with us, Bob Alexander for being a great MC each year, Arcadio Castro for our amazing logo and all of you who have supported and believed in us..
I would like to also thank Steve Yerrid and The Yerrid Foundation for its continue support thru the years, along with Fred Levin, Christopher Young, NISA Brian Garry, Jimmy Resnick, Renaissiance Gems for our rings, Ira with Goldstar streaming & Phil Alessi Jr. it would not be a hall of fame weekend without the delicious beautiful cake donated by Alessi bakery each year.
Thru the past 12 years we have learned a lot, met some of the most amazing, interesting and generous people and have had so much fun. We offer to all, please keep in touch with us. We are thankful to everyone who has worked with us through the years to make the Hall what it has become and we believe that it is being left in good hands to continue the legacy for many years to come. Vice President Steve Canton will be taking on the position of President and will fill any empty board seats. We will always be available to assist the Hall as needed.
We are forever your friends in boxing
Butch& Kathy Flansburg