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Fighter:  Muhammad Ali - What can you say about Muhammad Ali that hasn’t already been said?  His boxing career is legendary and his personality and character have made him one of the most well-known figures in the world.
Fighter:  Yama Bahama, whose real name was William H. Butler, Jr., was born in the Bahamas in 1933 and at the age of 6 began to fight in Battle Royals, which involved six blindfolded boys battling in the ring, the last boy standing declared the winner.
Fighter:  Gomeo Brennan started his boxing career in January 1956 and didn’t step away from the ring until April 1972. Fighting out of the Fifth Street Gym in Miami Beach, he was trained by Angelo Dundee and managed by Chris Dundee. During his long career, he fought 110 fights.
Fighter: Barbara Buttrick - Known as the “Mighty Atom,” Barbara Buttrick fought in the first televised women’s boxing match in 1954 and in 1957 became the world‘s first women‘s champion. Born in the United Kingdom and a resident of Miami Beach, she began her boxing career in 1948.
Fighter:  Bobby Dykes was a welterweight contender out of Miami in the early and mid-1950s, losing majority decisions to world champion Kid Gavilan in 1951 and to Sugar Ray Robinson in a non-title fight in 1950. Some of the fighters he beat included Joey Giardello, Joey Giambra, Gavilan
Fighter: Eddie Flynn was one of the top amateur fighters in the world in the early 1930s, winning the Gold Medal in the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles as a welterweight.  He was also the National AAU champion in 1931 and 1932, and finished his amateur career undefeated with 144 wins and no losses.
Fighter: Tommy Gomez - Tommy Gomez, whose nickname was “Tampa Tommy,” was born in Tampa, Florida in 1919 and turned pro in 1939. Though he never fought for a major title, he went up against some of the top fighters of his era, including Jersey Joe Walcott.
Fighter: Frankie Otero, whose family fled Cuba to escape Fidel Castro’s revolution, was among the world‘s top lightweights from 1970 to 1973, pursuing a boxing career while a student at Miami-Dade Community College. Training at the Fifth Street Gym in Miami Beach,
Fighter: Willie Pep - Born Guglielmo Papaleo but known around the world as Willie Pep, the Italian-American featherweight fought for 26 years and had 242 fights, winning 229 of them.  Nicknamed Will O’ The Wisp, Pep was 52-0 when he finally got a shot at the title.
Fighter: Elmer “Violent” Ray was a heavyweight contender known for his hard punching.  Born in Federal Point, Florida, he fought from 1926 to 1949, but never got a title fight.  He did, however, fight some of the top heavyweights of his era, including Ezzard Charles and Jersey Joe Walcott.
Dan Birmingham - Considered one of the top trainers in the fight game, Dan Birmingham was named “Trainer of the Year” in both 2004 and 2005 by the Boxing Writers Association of America.  Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Birmingham started his amateur boxing career in 1968 .
Trainers/Managers: Al Bonanni does a little bit of everything for Don King Promotions. He trains fighters, works corners, serves as a cut man and watches for talented fighters who DKP might want to sign up. He began hanging around the boxing gyms of Miami in the 1960s
Promoters: Phil Alessi has played a big role in the fight game since 1967, promoting fights in such boxing meccas as Atlantic City, Philadelphia, Nashville, Chicago and New Orleans, along with his hometown of Tampa. In all, Alessi Promotions has promoted more than 300 fight cards.
Promoter:  Don King - One of the top promoters in the world, Don King has promoted some of the most famous fights in history, including the “Rumble in the Jungle,” between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, and the “Thrilla in Manilla“ between Ali and Joe Frazier.
Historian: Enrique Encinosa - Boxing historian Enrique (Rick) Encinosa is a former amateur light-heavyweight and Indiana State champ who has worked as a fight manager for more than 20 fighters and was a matchmaker from 1981 to 2006, working more than 100 pro boxing cards.
Official/Commission: Don Hazelton - A past president of the Association of Boxing Commissions, Don Hazelton served as director of the Florida State Boxing Commission for almost nine years. Presently director of the Miccosukee Indian Tribe’s Athletic Commission,
Participant: Bob Alexander - Everyone in the fight game in Florida knows Bob Alexander, one of the top ring announcers in the entire country. Born in Detroit, he graduated from Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda in 1981 and began his radio career the next year.
Official/Commission: Jay Edson - One of boxing’s all-time good guys, Jay Edson refereed 49 world championship fights in his career, always hoping to get number 50. After retiring as a ref in 1979, he worked as site coordinator for Bob Arum and Top Rank, overseeing most of the daily operations.
Media: James “Smitty” Smith is a former professional boxer turned boxing commentator who is host of “In This Corner, “America’s only syndicated half-hour boxing interview show.
Participant: Lou Viscusi, also known as Mr. Lou, was born in Schenectady, NY in 1909, but grew up in Tampa, Florida.  Both a manager and a promoter, he made his mark in the New England area promoting boxing, wrestling and anything else people wanted to see.
Honoree: Mike Birmingham  - Boxing trainer Mike Birmingham died unexpectedly at his Sunset Beach apartment on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009 at the young age of 49. Along with his brother Dan Birmingham, Mike helped train hundreds of fighters over the 25 years he was involved in the fight game .
Honoree: Boxing has always been a passion for Ramiro Ortiz. It was "interesting" to be a banker by day and a boxing promoter by night," Ramiro Ortiz said. In 2006 he was asked by then Governor Jeb Bush to serve on the Florida State Boxing Commission.
Honoree: Attorney Steve Yerrid of Tampa has been one of the strongest supporters of the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame since its inception, Yerrid was been involved in both amateur and professional  boxing in the Tampa Bay Area for several years.
Honoree: Phil Alessi Sr.
Honoree: Pete Fernandez
Honoree: Terry Trekas
Fighter: Tyrone Booze-Born in Hartford, Conn. in 1959, had a tough start in the professional ranks, suffering early losses to top-contenders and future world champions like Evander Holyfield, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Bert Cooper, Dwight Braxton (later known as Dwight Muhammad Qawi) and Henry Tillman.
Fighter: Roland LaStarza-Roland La Starza: Originally from the Bronx, will always be remembered as the fighter who came the closest to beating undefeated and legendary heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano. In their fight on March 24, 1950, La Starza lost a split decision to Marciano.
Fighter: John Mugabi-Was one of boxing’s most feared and ferocious punchers, scoring 39 knockouts in his 42 career wins. Born in Uganda, he was one of the top junior-middleweights and middleweights in the world during one of boxing’s richest times.
Fighter: Elisha Obed-Middleweight is considered one of the greatest fighters to ever come out of the Bahamas. Born in Nassau in 1952, he started fighting as an amateur at the age of 12, running up a record of 46-0 with 16 knockouts. He decided to turn pro at the age of 14.
Fighter: Freddie Pendelton-. Pendleton won his first title in October 1985 when he knocked out Darryl Martin in the sixth round to win the Pennsylvania junior-welterweight title. In March 1986, holding onto an “opponents” record of 14-13, Pendleton took on Roger Mayweather (23-3) at the Sahara Hotel
Fighter: Manuel Quintero-Cuban born was a welterweight fighter out of Tampa during the early 1930s. A southpaw with great skills, Quintera faced most of the toughest fighters in his weight division in a short, but unbelievably busy career.
Fighter: Holman Williams-started boxing as an amateur bantamweight in 1928, fighting 38 matches before turning pro in 1932 at the age of 20. As a pro, he was considered one of the smartest welterweights and middleweights of his era.
Trainer: Pete Fernandez-Fernandez returned to the ring as a trainer/promoter in 1995. Six years later, he started up Starfights Productions, Inc., promoting such fighters as former lightweight champ Nate Campbell and top contender Edner Cherry.
Trainer:  Alton Merkerson-Working as a trainer for almost 40 years, Merkerson helped train the 1988 US Olympic Boxing Team and has also worked as a professional trainer in Las Vegas under Hall-of-Fame trainer Ken Adams. Along with Adams and trainer Hank Johnson, Merkerson won the nationals five time
Trainer:  Dwaine Simpson-. It was as a pro that Simpson shined, fighting from 1956 to 1970, finishing his pro career with a record of 113-22-7. From 1970 to 1977, Simpson trained and managed fighters as a hobby.
Promotr: Pete Ashlock-Was an Orlando businessman who was also a cowboy, a boxing promoter and a rodeo champion. A one-time owner of the Orlando Sports Stadium which he built in 1967, he kept boxing, wrestling and rodeo alive in the city in the 1970s
Media: Karl Freitag-Karl was a boxing writer who launched in 1999 when he saw a need for more updated and timely boxing news. His website is the first place many boxers and boxing fans go when they fire up their computers to see what the latest is in the world of boxing.
Media: Col. Bob Sheridan-Boxing announcer nicknamed “The Colonel,” has broadcast more than 10,000 fights on radio and TV, including 890 world title fights.
Eddie Eckert-Referee, officiated his first pro fight in June 1961 and refereed his last fight in June 1995. In that 34-year span
Participant:  John Daddono-In 1988 at the age of 25, founded the International Boxing Organization, becoming the youngest founder and chairman of any of the world’s sanctioning bodies in the sport of boxing.
Participant:  Frank Freeman-He became involved in the fight game in the 1920s. competed in the first ever Golden Gloves tournament in New York City in 1927. Due to an eye injury,had four fights, but trained fighters in the 1940s. He later combined his love of boxing with his knack for announcing
Participant:  Hackie Reitman-: is an anomaly in the fight game. He’s a former professional heavyweight who’s also an orthopedic surgeon.helps explain why his nickname in the ring was the “Boxing Doctor“.
Participant: Ramiro Ortiz-Ortiz has always found time for boxing, either promoting the sport or celebrating it as a boxing historian. A former amateur boxer,
Participant:  Tommy Torino-After a pro career, in which he finished with a record of 18-7-2, turned to promoting and matchmaking, becoming involved in just about every aspect of the fight game.
Participant:  Steve Yerrid-Yerrid played a major role in keeping boxing in Tampa with his involvement in two huge promotions at the former Ice Palace in Tampa. In November 1996, Roy Jones Jr.,
Dana Jamieson-Has been one of Don King’s top lieutenants for the past 25 years and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Boxing Operations at Don King Productions. She has received numerous awards including being named “Executive of the Year,”
Jim McLoughlin-A boxing trainer and manager opened the St. Pete Boxing Club in July 1982 on Fourth Street North in St. Pete. He spent the next several years working with fighters and he helped promote amateur boxing throughout the Tampa Bay area.
Leo Thalassities-Thalassites was taught to put Jesus first, and to take care of his body. He’s worked with fighters such as Hector “Macho” Camacho, Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Roberto Duran. He was awarded three purple hearts for his service in World War II and Korea.
Fighter:  Chino Alvarez - known as the Patent Leather Kid, from Tampa. He campaigned as a world class featherweight from 1929-1946, winning 121 bouts (70 by knockout). He fought many of the top fighters of his day, but never got a world title opportunity.
Fighter:  Steve Carr boxed professionally from 1932-1939, after a highly successful amateur career and quickly became one of the top light heavyweights of his era, winning 52 of 74 bouts, (including 8 draws).
Fighter: Scott Clark - known as the Golden Boy (before Oscar De La Hoya) fought during the tough era of welterweights in the 1970’s. He was world ranked & opportunity against the great Pipino Cuevas, but lost in two rounds. He retired with a final record of 28-2.
Fighter: Roberto Duran - one of the All Time Greats. He was the first fighter to defeat Ray Leonard. Roberto was named “The greatest Lightweight of the 20th Century,” by the Associated Press in 1989 and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2007.
Fighter: Jimmy Leto - was one of the greats during the 1920’s through the early 1940’s, in the welterweight division, winning 98 of 130 bouts. Long before his pro career he was a star football and baseball player at Hillsborough High School in Tampa.
Fighter: Danny Nardico -  was a world ranked middleweight from Tampa, who is credited with being the only fighter to legitimately knock down  Jake LaMotta.  His record was 50 wins (35 by K.O.), 13 losses,4 draws. He was a U.S. Marine  won the Silver Star for valor and 2 Purple Hearts.
Fighter:  Aaron Pryor - Had an amateur record of 204-16, an alternate on the 1976 Olympic team. His 14th round K.O. over Alexis Arguello in 1982 was named Fight of the Decade. He defended his title 11 times and retired in 1991 with a 39-1 (35 KOs) record. Aaron was inducted into the IBHOF in 1996
Fighter: Chico Vejar - won 93 of 117 pro bouts, losing 20 and fighting four draws. He fought 11 times at Madison Square Garden and appeared frequently on nationally televised fights against the best fighters of his day. He appeared in 2 movies in the 1950’s that starred Tony Curtis and Audie Murphy.
Trainer: Jim McLoughlin - is a well respected boxing trainer and manager. Some of the top professional fighters he’s worked with include former world title contender “Diamond” David Santos, former world champion and 2011 FLABHOF inductee Tyrone Booze, world title challengers “Smoking” Bert Cooper.
Trainer: John Russell - is a veteran of the fight came, originally from Ohio, but now a resident of Marco Island, Florida. John has worked with many top fighters throughout the years, such as James “Buster” Douglas, Harry Arroyo, Earnie Shavers, Anthony Hanshaw, just to name a few.
Official/Commission: Mark Conn -  His professional boxing referee career in the  New York was from 1943-1973 and was a professional boxing judge in  Florida from 1987-2000.  He was the first referee who was credited with waving his hands over a fighter to signal the end of his ten count.
Official/Commission: Bill Connors - 55 years of boxing experience that included being a referee for 60 world title bouts. He was widely regard as one of the top referees in the State of Florida for many years and was always appreciated for his honesty and fairness while properly enforcing the rules.
Official/Commission: Stu Winston - A respected WBO, WBA, and IBF boxing judge, and continued working up until the date of his death. He judged 283 fights in his career. Stu was also active in Tennis and is one of the few Americans elected to the British Professional Tennis Umpire Assoc.
Media: Bob Halloran - helped make a young fighter named Cassius Clay a household name when they both worked in Miami (Halloran as local CBS sportscaster). After moving to Las Vegas he toiled in the entertainment and sports realm.  All in all, I think I've been part of over 250 world championship bou
Media: Gerard Rinaldi - was a respected award-winning boxing writer for U.S.A. Boxing News. He traveled the world covering boxing events and interviewing legendary champions, such as Roberto Duran, Joe Frazier, Larry Holmes, Bernard Hopkins, Evander Holyfield, Ray Leonard, and Manny Pacquiao.
Media: Ron Ross - was a professional boxer, a fight promoter, and a manager. He is a member of the Boxing Writers Assoc. of America and writes numerous boxing articles as well as covering major fights around the country. He has written 3 very successful books.
Participant:  Dave White –He always loved the sport of boxing and became an active promoter in the Miami and Sarasota areas during the 1940s and early 1950s.  He promoted weekly shows at the Armory Arena in Miami and at Flamingo Park and later moved to the Civic Center Arena and the Biscayne Arena.
Participant: Dana Jamison - Has been one of Don King’s top lieutenants for the past 25 years and currently serves as Senior VP of Boxing Operations at Don King Prods. She has received numerous awards including being named “Executive of the Year,” by the IBF & WBA & “Boxing Lady of the Year,” by WBC.
Participant: Jack Leonard - After moving to Winter Haven, Fl in 1982, he started training boxers in the Police Athletic League, including former welterweight champion Andre Berto, and several amateur boxing champions. Leonard was inducted into the U.S. Boxing Writers Hall of Fame.
Participant: Dr. Stanley Simpson - Longtime ringside physician (33 years) for amateur, professional (and kick boxing) events and is a member of the American Association of Professional Ringside Physicians. He is a sought after speaker and advocate of boxing.
Participant: Jim Waldrop - is a former boxer who became one of the top matchmakers in Florida. Based out of Pensacola, he has worked countless shows for many years, always doing an outstanding job of matchmaking, while moving prospects along for their promoter
FBHOF Class of 2013
Fighter: Howard Davis Jr. – is one of the most decorated amateur boxers in U.S. history. In 1976 he not only won the Olympic Gold Medal as a Lightweight in Montreal, Canada but was also named the Outstanding Boxer and awarded the Val Barker Trophy.
Fighter: Vince Phillips Sr. - Known as "Cool" Vince, Phillips turned pro in 1989 after a storied amateur career, in which he scored 90 victories in exactly 100 bouts.  As a pro he fought many of the top names.  His professional record was 48-12-1, with 34 KO’s.
Fighter:  “Diamond” David Santos – was regarded as the most accomplished amateur boxer in St. Petersburg history. As a professional, he was a three time world title challenger who was one of the true gentlemen of boxing. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, he grew up in St. Petersburg,Fl.
Fighter: Petey Sarron was a member of the U. S. Olympic Team as a flyweight during the 1924 Olympics. He also had a very successful pro career winning the world title and successfully defending his belt twice before losing it to the great Henry Armstrong in 1937. His final ring record was 100-23-12.
Fighter: Ezra Sellers - Won the IBO cruiserweight world championship against Carl Thompson in one of the most exciting bouts in European boxing history. His final record was 29-8 with 26 KO’s. He participated in many closet classics; that is, fights that flew under the radar but were classic.
Fighter: James Warring – is a Miami resident (born and raised) who won world titles in both boxing and kickboxing. He  knocked out James Prichard in just 24 seconds of the first round, His final career record was 18-4-1, with 11 KO’s.
Trainer: Dave Clark – has trained and worked the corners of some of the best fighters to come out of the Miami area. He started many fighters as 10 year olds (or younger) and brought them through the amateur and professional ranks. Many champions relied on his expertise to advance their careers.
Trainer: Lou Duva - is a legendary trainer and manager and has handled some of the most famous boxers in history including 19 World Champions. In addition, the Duva family has promoted boxing events in over 20 countries on six continents. He remains an outspoken advocate of fighter's rights.
Trainer: Roberto Quesada – has been a successful boxing trainer for 36 years; 16 years with amateur boxing in Cuba and 20 years in professional boxing in the USA. He has worked with 15 world champions, and other high profile boxers, and has been involved in 57 world championship fights.
Trainer:   Luis Sarria - was one of the most interesting characters in the game, considered among Cubans to be the greatest fight trainer the nation ever produced. He had wit and a dignified manner that was the mirror of his good soul. In his native Cuba, he was the teacher and corner.
Promoter:  Henry Rivalta - In 2006 he made his debut as a promoter with Mayor Julio Martinez.  He and Martinez produced nine events together before Henry created his own promotional company named “Top Level” and a gym “Top Level Boxing Gym” based in Miami, Florida.
Media: Sharon Robb – Sharon Robb is a born and raised Floridian who has spent 30 years as a sports writer. After college she went to work immediately for the Hollywood (FL) Sun Tattler.  After 10 years, covering all sports at the Sun Tattler, she was hired at the Sun-Sentinel.
Media:  Mort Sharnik - covered boxing and other sports for Sports Illustrated for many years. Later, he became president of boxing telecasts for CBS TV, and was a well respected boxing analyst and promoter and an advisor to the likes of George Foreman, Marlon Starling, Tyrone Booze and others.
Official/Commission: Cy Gottfried – was a world class referee who had a long and respected career, beginning in early 1946 and working up to 1978, mostly in the Miami area. He worked many high profile events including Muhammad Ali, Sonny Liston, Floyd Patterson, Archie Moore, Ezzard Charles & more.
Official/Commission:  Michael Pernick – Started judging bouts in Chicago, Illinois in 1992. Since then he has traveled extensively, judging many title fights throughout the world. He moved to Florida and began judging in the Sunshine State in 1999. He Is affiliated with the WBO, the IBF and IBO.
Official/Commission: Frank Skilbred – went everywhere for a fight, ''Bags packed, will travel,'' he used to say, flashing his patented smile. He was a well respected international boxing judge for three boxing organizations (IBF, WBO, and WBU), and Chief Judge for the Florida State Boxing Commission
Participant:  Benjamin "Evil Eye" Finkle is a legendary figure in the sport of boxing, known for his "Evil-Eye" hex during the Golden Age of Boxing; the 1930s and '40s. Finkle told local sports writers that his right eye, which was somewhat bloodshot, had "evil" powers.
Participant: Brad Jacobs – was the Director of Alessi Promotions during its heyday.  After leaving Tampa, he became the programming executive in charge of the very successful USA Network's Tuesday Night Fights. When that came to an end in 1998, he produced an innovative boxing/hip-hop show.
Participant: Bernie LaFratta - worked for Bob Arum at Top Rank and was also the U. S. Representative for Italian promoter Rudolfo Sabatinni. Bernie was involved in several major boxing shows throughout the past  four decades.
Participant:  Bruce Trampler - Foregoing a career in journalism, after graduating from Ohio University in 1971, Trampler dedicated his life to boxing. Eager to learn all aspects of the sport, he boxed as an amateur and worked as a trainer, promoter, ring announcer, publicist and matchmaker.
Boxing Achievement Award: Aaron Jacobs – is the chief executive manager for Fight Night Productions, LLC. Previously, he was operations manager for Artie Pelullo’s Banner Promotions and was an officer in Starfight Productions, Inc.
Ed Levine – is President and a partner of the International Boxing Organization (IBO) was originally a New Yorker.  He acquired an interest in the IBO in 1999 and retired from practicing law to concentrate on his boxing activities.
Class of 2014
Tony Alongi, was a highly regarded and highly touted heavyweight prospect in the early 1960s. As an amateur Tony had an undefeated record of 27-0 (12 knockouts).  Using a stand-up boxer-puncher style, Tony took the boxing world by storm after turning pro.
Francisco Arreola was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and moved to Bloomington, Illinois when he was very young. He fought as an amateur from 1977-1985 and finished with a record of 213 wins and 16 losses and turned pro in 1986, mostly in the featherweight division. Arreola won Florida State, WBC Contin
Kid Gavilan, was a former world welterweight champion from Cuba. Gavilan was one of the few boxers never knocked out in their professional careers.
Carl “Red” Guggino, was a Tampa native who fought as a lightweight from 1930 to 1947. He compiled a record of 114-51-25 against many of the leading fighters of the day. He died at the age of 73 in 1988, in Tampa.
Mike McCallum was born in Kingston, Jamaica. Nicknamed "The Body Snatcher" for his fierce body punching. McCallum won professional world titles in three weight classes after an illustrious amateur career of 240–10.
Jose Ribalta, former heavyweight contender born in Rodrigo, Cuba. Amateur record was 55-8 (26 KO's). He turned pro in1982 and fought until 1999. During his career he fought 11 heavyweight champions. Jose’s final ring record was 38-17-1 (27 KO’s).
James Salerno, from Orlando, was a great amateur who was trained by FBHOF trainer Jimmy Williams.  He was considered a “can’t miss” pro prospect but had a couple of heartbreaking controversial losses. He was murdered on August 1, 1999 at the age of 38 in Jacksonville, Florida. It is still a cold cas
Moe Fleischer, New York-born Moe Fleischer had a two-bout pro boxing career followed by a lifetime as a legendary matchmaker, promoter, booking agent and trainer. Fleischer was known as "Sellout Moe" for his streak of over two dozen club promotions that sold out to "standing room only" audiences
Jose Caron-Gonzalez, was born in Cuba and had a short amateur and pro career as a welterweight. He was a sparring partner for Kid Tunero and became a trainer in the early 1940's until his death in Miami in 1997. Among the dozens of fighters he trained were welterweight champion Benny (Kid) Paret
James “Buddy” McGirt, has become a successful trainer since his retirement as a boxer. He is a former Light Middleweight, Welterweight, and light welterweight world champion. “It took Buddy McGirt six years to become a world champion. It took him just six days to become the trainer of a champion."
Fred Levin, Top attorney in Pensacola was the manager of Roy Jones Jr. He has been very involved with Square Ring Promotions and is a big advocate for the rights of boxers.
Walter Alvarez, was a Miami-based promoter who worked with some of the biggest names in the sport during the 1980s. Among his many promotions was the epic Pryor vs. Arguello fight at the Orange Bowl in 1982.
Luis DeCubas, Has promoted, booked and co-managed a lot of top talent, including Roberto Duran, Robert Daniels, Jose Ribalta Joel Casamayor and many other top Cuban fighters. It seemed as if all the great Cuban fighters who escaped the island seeking freedom found Luis DeCubas when they got here.
Felix “Tutico” Zabala, took over after his father –FBHOF inductee- fell sick, Tutico has been promoting for about twenty years and is highly respected world-wide.
Don Cogswell, is a free-lance highly-respected boxing historian, photographer, and author. He is the vice president of the International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO).
Santos Perez, has been writing about boxing since the 1980s in Miami and has a weekly column in the Miami Herald. He has covered many of the top boxing stories over the past 25+ years.
Ed Levine, is the President and partner of the International Boxing Organization since 2000. He has a solid reputation for fairness and integrity. He acquired an interest in the IBO in 1999 and retired from practicing law to concentrate on his boxing activities.
Leo Thalissites, Has worked with fighters such as Hector “Macho” Camacho, Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Roberto Duran. He was awarded three purple hearts for his service in World War II and Korea.
Alvin Goodman, was an attorney who served on the Miami Boxing Commission and later the Florida State Athletic Commission. He also became the chairman for the Boxing Commission. Alvin was also well-known for his magic tricks.
Paul Herman, was a well-respected boxing judge with the Florida State Boxing Commission prior to moving on to become a consultant with the Miccosukee Indian Boxing Commission in Miami. He worked very closely with FBHOF inductee Don Hazelton.
Jimmy Resnick, was a former vice president of the World Boxing Association who later served as chairman of the Florida State Athletic Commission.
Peter Trematerra, from Coral Springs, was a very-respected boxing judge for the Florida State Boxing Commission. He worked many high-profile fights for many years.
Uriah Grant was born on January 20, 1961 in St. Andrew, Jamaica but spent much of his life in Miami, Florida. He fought many of the top fighters of his era and won the IBF cruiserweight world title in 1997.  Uriah’s final record: 30 wins 21 losses  and 28 KO’s
FIGHTER: Phil Jackson was born May 11, 1964 in Miami Beach, FL. Jackson, a fine amateur, was the heavy weight alternate on the 1988 U.S. Olympic boxing team. Known as "The Enforcer," Jackson began his pro career in 1988, winning his first 25 fights (mostly by KO) . He retired with a record 44-13
FIGHTER: Tony Licata, originally from New Orleans, turned pro in 1969. He fought often and well in Tampa which made Tampa actually feel like home sweet home. “Two Gun” Tony was known for his quick combinations and relied on speed to compensate for his lack of punching power. His record to 52-0-3
FIGHTER: Benny “Kid” Paret (March 14, 1937 – April 3, 1962), was born in Santa Clara, Cuba. He won the world welterweight title twice in the early 1960s. He first won the title by defeating champion Don Jordan. His final record was 35-12-3.
FIGHTER: Petros Spanakos was the 1955 New York City Golden Gloves flyweight champion. The following year he won the New York Daily News Golden Gloves bantamweight title. He also won the New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at bantamweight.
FIGHTER: Nikos Spanakos was a top amateur first capturing the New York Golden Gloves bantamweight title in 1955. He later won the Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions and the New York Golden Gloves featherweight titles. Nick was a member of the 1960 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team
FIGHTER: Tony Tucker In 1987, the IBF mandated Tucker (as the number 1-ranked contender) to face its number 2 contender, Buster Douglas. Tucker won the bout, and the vacant IBF crown, via 10th-round technical ko. Despite having a broken right hand, Record of 57-7
PROMOTER: Julio Martinez, is a long-time boxing promoter based in Hialeah who also became the Hialeah city mayor. He was instrumental in helping and arranging many of the Cuban defectors to begin successful professional careers.
PROMOTER: Mac Goodman was an excellent “behind the scenes” trainer during the heyday of the famed 5th Street gym in Miami. Working side by side with Angelo, he helped train many of the great fighters of the Chris Dundee stable. Though it was said, “He was a short Jewish guy who sold beach umbrellas
TRAINER/MANAGER: Chuck Talhami was a long-time boxing trainer based in Miami, at the 5th Street Gym. Known for his teaching skills, Chuck worked with 12 world champions, including Muhammad Ali, Jimmy Ellis and Victor Galindez. He was mentored by Angelo Dundee, Eddie Futch, Freddie Brown, Ray Arce
TRAINER/MANAGER: Harold Wilen is a well-respected trainer who founded the Sarasota Boxing Club in 1985. Over the years, he has guided many boxers from the Sarasota area to impressive amateur and professional records, including some world title challengers. Harold said, “I have a mission
TRAINER/MANAGER: Major W. H. Peeples Jr., was a Coral Gables fight promoter during the 1940s and 1950s. He promoted the first inter-racial world title fight in Florida; Peeples promoted such fighters as Kenny Lane, Virgil Akins, Archie Moore, Paolo Rossi, Rocky Randell, Dwaine Simpson &even Lou Duva
MEDIA: Jorge Hidalgo, is currently the Sr Exe VP Network Sports Telemundo. He oversees the network sports department, all network sports programming, acquisitions and events. With over 30 years in the industry, Jorge has twice been named among the 101 most influential minorities in sports
MEDIA:  Harold Lederman,is a celebrated boxing judge and analyst. He began his career as a boxing judge in 1967 and joined the cast of HBO World Championship Boxing in 1986 where he has been ever since. Harold has judged over a hundred title fights in every corner of the globe
OFFICIAL/COMM: Jimmy Resnick, is a familiar name in FL boxing. Appointed to the Miami Beach Boxing 1979, he served as chairman from 1982-1984. He was also the vice-chairman of the City of Miami Boxing Comm. and played a major role in bringing the legendary Alexis Arguello vs. Aaron Pryor
OFFICIAL/COMM:  Mike Ross . Joining USA Boxing in 1997, he started judging amateur bouts and the following year, with Brian Gary’s help, became a member of the Florida State Boxing Comm.  Mike Ross . Joining USA Boxing in 1997, he started judging amateur bouts and the following year, with Brian
OFFICIAL/COMM:  Frank Santore, from Melbourne, was a U.S. Marine Corps amateur champion who turned pro and quickly became an exciting crowd-pleasing fighter during the 1970s. He retired with a professional record of 29-5-2. After his boxing career ended Frank became a popular boxing referee
OFFICIAL/COMM:  Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel grew up in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico and studied law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica, in Ponce, Puerto Rico.He has done an excellent job of bringing the WBO to world prominence and has brought many world title fights to Florida
PARTICIPANT:  Ed Gersh's athletic career included being an expert speed skater, swim- mer, horseback rider, all scholastic varsity football player and the 1943 Golden Gloves heavyweight open boxing champion. He managed several top boxers throughout the years and promoted many professional fight card
PARTICIPANT: Leon Margules is the Pres. and Executive Director of Warriors Boxing Promotions. Under his direction, Warriors Boxing has become a business model to be envied by promoters from coast to coast. Leon initially started working with Team Freedom, as their president and one of the founders.
Arcadio Castro is recognized mostly by his first name. He is known for his colorful, dynamic pastel paintings depicting such themes as professional boxing, baseball & other sport figures.
Shea Bailey A former owner of one of the longest running local promotional companies in the history of the state of Florida, Starfight Productions Inc., he is now based out of the Atlanta area.
Fighter: Alexis Arguello:Born April 19, 1952 grew up in Managua, Nicaragua. He turned pro in 1968. During his long career, he fought fourteen world champions. In that career he won championships in Featherweight, SuperFeather & Light. His final ring record is 82–8, with 65 wins coming by knockout
Fighter: Freeman Barr. One of the best ever from the Bahamas. born . He made his professional debut after a short amateur career. After a few 6 rd fights he started fighting 12 rd title fights, winning FL State State,IBC Cont., IBO World.  His record 29-4, 15KO's
Fighter: Hector Camacho, Sr.: Born May 24, 1962 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He was a highly decorated amateur. In 1980 turned pro winning world titles in 3 divisions. His list of opponents reads like a who’s who. His record stands at 79-6-3 38KO’s. He passed away in 2012.
Fighter: Marvin Camel: Born December 24, 1951, and holds the distinction of being the first world Cruiserweight champion. Marvin’s boxing career ultimately took him to thirteen states and seven foreign countries on three continents. His final ring record is 45-13-5.
Fighter: Ray Mercer:  Born April 4, 1961, had an amateur record of 64-6. won the U.S. National heavyweight title and the gold medal at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Korea. Ray turned pro in 1989. Winning the WBO & NABF title. His ring record was 36 Wins, (26 by knockout), 7 Losses and 1 Draw.
Fighter: Mike Quarry:  Born March 4, 1951 in Bakersfield, California. He was the brother of famed heavyweight Jerry Quarry. Mike was a light heavyweight contender and finished with a record of 63-13-6 including 17 knockouts. His career extended from 1969 until 1982.
Fighter: Sugar Baby Rojas:  Born January 2 1961 in Barranquilla, Colombia. He won the WBC Super Flyweight title,  IBF Inter-Continental Featherweight title,  USBA Super Bantamweight title,  WBA Inter-Continental Bantamweight title and WBC FECARBOX Flyweight Champion-
ship. record of 37-8-1, 22KO's
Trainer/Manager: Dave Marks:  He has 56 years in organized boxing as an amateur & professional boxer, a promoter, organizer, program planner, gym manager, etc. He has done it all, at locations in the USA, Central America, Israel and for the Armed Services.
Media:  Al Bernstein:  Began his career in boxing as a journalist in1974. Joined ESPN in1980, was an analyst for Olympic in 1992 &1996, Since 2003 he has been with Showtime as well as commentator for more than 60 PPV events.
Media:  Jim Gestwicki:  An avid fisherman who spent decades around the Miami boxing gyms during the glory years with his camera. He was/is a well-respected photographer who has a vast collection of teriffic photos of some of the greatest fighters who trained and fought in Florida.
Media: Ira Glass: Broadcast Producer/Creative Director and has served the Boxing community for more than 20 years in state-of-the-art program event mgt.. Traveled the globe from Dubai to New York, Las Vegas to Beijing, Ira has built extensive inter-actions within the production community.
Participant:  Eric Bottjer:  He built a strong reputation within the sport as a knowledgeable and versatile boxing guru. He is a top-notch historian and member of the International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO). He has been a fighter, promoter, booking agent and  matchmaker.
Official/Commission: Ric Bays: A lifelong boxing fan who trained to be a judge in Miami. He has done over 2000 shows from Key West to Pensacola. Currently the longest active serving judge in Fl. Has judged 47 title fights on 5 continents. 17countries & 9 states. He has worked for every boxing  org.
Official/Commission: Tommy Kimmons: He won the Nat. Jr. Olympic Championships in the 90 lbs. division, Muhammad Ali placed the gold medal around his neck, He represented the Army in the 1976 Olympic Trials. In 1988, Tommy became a pro.boxing referee. He refereed the largest fight in FL history.
Official/Commission: Ruby Goldstein:  Started out as an amateur then pro boxer for 12 years. Started referee in Army in WW2. 1st world title was J. Louis vs J. Walcott. Inducted into IBHOF in 1994.
Fighter: Beau Jack:  Born Sidney Walker on April 1, 1921 in Augusta, Ga. By the time he retired, Jack fought 21 main events at the Garden,  more than any other fighter in history. Beau Jack was inducted into the IBHOF in 1991 and died on February 9, 2000.
Trevor Berbick: was born in Jamaica on August 1, 1954. In 1976, he represented his native Jamaica in the Olympics in Montreal, Canada. Berbick was the last boxer to fight Muhammad Ali, defeating him in 1981 in the Bahamas. During his career, he defeated five world champions.
Melissa Del Valle: was born June 2, 1969 and was a member of a sports-minded family. Melissa took up boxing in the early 1990s. She became a multiple champion both at the amateur and professional levels. She is known by the nickname Honey Girl,  Her final ring record is 29-6-1, 11 by K.O.
David Jaco:  David first high-profile victory came against future title contender Razor Ruddock, whom he beat on April 30, 1985. Ruddock was unable to answer the bell for round 8. After David moved to Sarasota, FL to raise his twin sons.He became self-managed and went onto fight 9 world champions
David Lewter: was born in Winchester, Kentucky on September 1973.  Dave began amateur boxing in August of 1993 and became a Florida State Golden Gloves Champion, Three years later he became a promising middle weight professional, signing with promoter Lou Duva and Main Events Boxing.
Oscar Montilla had 84 amateur wins, he was a 3 time FL. State Champion (1991-1993). In 1996, Oscar won the Gold Medal as a Light Heavyweight in the Army Olympics. After his illustrious amateur career, Oscar decided to serve his country by joining the U.S. Army. He served from 1994 until 2012
Michael Moorer: was born November 12, 1967 and turned pro in 1988 after a successful amateur career. Moorer is one of only four men to win a heavyweight world title on three separate occasions, as well as being one of only four men) to win world titles at both light heavyweight and heavyweight.
Alex Stewart: was born on June 28, 1964. As an amateur, he represented his native Jamaica at the 1984 Olympics, in Los Angeles and also won a bronze medal at the 1983 Pan American Games. As a professional, nicknamed "The Destroyer," Stewart did just that, reeling off 24 consecutive wins, all by KO,
Ronald “Winky” Wright: was born on November 26, 1971. After an excellent amateur career that saw him accumulate a record of 65-7 Winky turned professional in 1990.  Winky’s career spanned 22  years – from 1990 to 2012. He is the last to hold the undisputed light middleweight title. 51-6, with 25 KO
Ken Adams completed 30 years of service in which he served in Vietnam and was in the 101 Airborne Division. While serving, Adams trained the US Army team.  After completing his service time, Adams assisted the 1984 U.S. Olympic team in achieving 9 gold medals, one silver and one bronze.
John David Jackson: Had a stellar 15 year professional career and currently is one of the top trainers in the sport.  After his professional boxing career ended, Jackson has worked as a trainer and is best known at the trainer of Sergey Kovalev.
Charles Jay: grew up around the gaming business, was raised in the boxing business, and along the way has developed a colorful background through a wide range of experiences. Jay was a veteran of almost two decades actively in the boxing industry, as a writer, publicist, matchmaker, booking agent, manager, and promoter.
John and Alex Rinaldi:  Their father started Boxing New and to assist him were his sons John and Alex, later nicknamed “The Boxing Twins” by the legendary Roberto Duran in 1983.  Together they established The USA Boxing News publication in 1982 in Bridgeport, Ct. with over 30 writers
Dick Lee: In the 1950s and 60s Dick Lee was Mr. Boxing in South Florida. He promoted club fights all over Dade County. He also became the state franchise holder of the Golden Glove program. The amateur program thrived under Dick Lee until he retired in November 1978.
Steve Shepherd: After retiring from the ring, he trained, managed and promoted over 200 state, golden gloves, national, and world boxing and kickboxing champions; both amateur and professional. He also ran Shepherd's Boxing & Kickboxing Center for over 25 years which became a favorite South Florida.
Jorge Alonso: fell in love with boxing as a young boy and has dedicated his life to the sport he is so passionate about. He has officiated well over 600 professional bouts throughout his 45 year career.  Jorge has refereed and supervised 29 world title fights and he continues to play an active role
Bill Anello: He loved boxing and after moving to FL in 1998 Bill volunteered to be an inspector. Six months later he was hired by Brad Savers to officially be an inspector, after a heart attack Bill became the self-proclamied “Best-timekeeper in Boxing”
AL WILENSKY: The first official bout he judged was James Scott vs. Jesse Burnett. Since then, Al has judged bouts all over the world for all the major (and some minor) boxing organizations. He has judged a total of sixty-five title bouts. He was an exceptional judge, fair and honest and was well liked by everyone he dealt with.
Ken Adams: had an excellent amateur career, winning all Army and Service championships. He served 30 years and was a Vietnam Veteran. He coached our '84 & '88 Olympic teams. He has trained twenty-six professional World champions and thirty-four Olympians and was a two-time "Coach of the Year."
Phyllis Garry  began her Boxing career, in 1980 with the Amateur's. She was an USA-Boxing official for the 1996 Olympic Games, in Atlanta, GA. And closing out her Amateur career, with the 2000 Olympic Trials, and the Olympic Box-Off's. she became a pro when she began assuming the Time-Keeper's role
Bismark Morales: born in Nicaragua, grew up near a boxing gym. He fought as an amateur for three years and had 46 total bouts.  He has been a manager of boxers, an international judge and has supervised more than 100 world and regional titles. He has actively involved with the WBC.
EROMOSELE ALBERT: was born July 27, 1974 in Benin City, Nigeria. His final record stands at 24-6-1 with 12 KOs. Eromosele still lives in Miami and owns his own gym, Elite Fitness, where he continues to teach and inspire those interested in learning the “Sweet Science.”
JUAN ARROYO: was born July 29, 1964 in Puerto Rico and moved to Miami, Florida at the age of 3. He first began boxing at the age of 13 and just a few short years later would be sparring regularly with world champions Wilfredo Gomez, Julian Solis and Jorge Lujan. His record is 37-5-4, with 16 KOs.
NATE CAMPBELL: born March 7, 1972, turned pro in 2000 in Tallahassee and quickly stormed through his opponents. He won his first 23 fights. His final ring record stands at 37-11-1-1, with 26 KOs. Campbell is now a personal trainer in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida.
LOU ESA: was born January 10, 1952 in Wayne, New Jersey. On July 22, 1975, Lou made a successful professional debut at the Miami Beach Convention Hall against James Edwards. He won his first 5 fights, all by first-round knockout, before suffering his first loss in April 1976.
RICHARD HALL: was born October 25, 1971 in Kingston, Jamaica. After moving to the U.S., Richard turned pro in 1993. He fought as a light heavyweight his entire career. “The Destroyer” knocked out his first 8 opponents and was 17-0 with 16 knockouts.
LAMAR MURPHY: was born January 6, 1973 in the Overton section of Miami, one of nine children. After continually fighting in the streets, Lamar turned to boxing and was a very successful and decorated amateur, winning several tournaments. He retired with a final record of 29-11-1, 29 KOs.
JIMMY NAVARRO: born December 1, 1963, was a very popular and exciting bantamweight from Miami. Jimmy’s final record  of 21-3, with 16 wins by K.O. After his own boxing career, he became a respected trainer at Tropical Park in Miami.
JAMES SCOTT: born October 17, 1947, is best known for having become a top contender in the WBA's light heavyweight division while incarcerated at Rahway State Prison in New Jersey. Scott finished his boxing career with a record of 19 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw. Scott was finally paroled from prison i
MIKE BIRMINGHAM: born September 16, 1959 in Youngstown, Ohio. After moving to St. Petersburg, Florida, brother Dan started training boxers in 1975. The following year Mike joined him and developed into an excellent and well-respected cornerman. He also became one of the better cut-men in the busines
PETE BRODSKY: born July 23, 1948, divides his time between Long Island, New York and West Palm Beach, Florida.  Brodsky has been a professional boxer, an accomplished and well-respected matchmaker, a trainer who has produced 6 professional world champions and several amateur Golden Gloves champions.
DAMON GONZALEZ: born September 3, 1968, is the President/CEO of the National Boxing Association and CEO/editor at Latinbox Sports. On May 12, 2001 he first launched his Media Communications career with LatinBox at Madison Square Garden, from that point on his career in boxing was set.
SEAN O’GRADY:  was born February 10, 1959, in Austin, Texas, the son of boxing trainer Pat O' Grady and promoter Jean O' Grady. He started boxing professionally 16. He had a record of 81-5- 70KO’s. Signed a contract with the USA Network to be a television broadcaster. He covered boxing until 1994.
PETE BALCUNAS: was born July 17,1946 in Hamburg, New York. Before Pete joined the force, he boxed as both an amateur and professional, then began a career as a boxing coach. He was selected to coach the USA Boxing Team at the 1995 Pan American Games in Argentina and 1998 Goodwill Games in New York.
HENRY GROOMS: born June 9, 1932, Henry has worked with some of the best-known names in modern boxing history, including Muhammad Ali, Leon Spinks,  Floyd Mayweather, Termite Watkins and Henry Tillman and more. After moving to FL, Henry continued to remain active training, managing and promoting.
CHICO RIVAS: born December 19, 1961, Rivas was the son of a professional soccer player in his native Honduras. In the Marine Corps his record of 60-7 as a welterweight. He has established himself as one of the top boxing trainers and matchmakers. He is an excellent coach.
TELIS ASSIMENIOS: born July 22, 1964, is the General Manager/COO of the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships in the Jacksonville, FL. Starting referring in 1989, Telis has worked 100’s of bout with some of the top names in the sport. Assimenios has worked bouts for the IBF, WBA, WBC and the WBO.
DR. RODOLFO EICHBERG Began his career as a boxing physician in his native Argentina in the early   1960’S.  He came to Tampa in the early 70’s and was immediately recruited to work as a ringside physician due to his vast experience. He served as a physician for several world title fights.
FRANK GENTILE: was born in Youngstown, Ohio. Frank started boxing as an amateur and had an excellent time competing between 1965-1972. Since moving to FL Frank has served as VP and head official of the Florida Boxing Association for several years. He won the National Coaches Award in 2002
MEL JURADO: A Temple Terrace resident for more than 25 years. In March 2008, she was appointed by Governor Crist to serve (as the only woman) on the five-member, statewide, Florida Boxing Commission.  Later she became the first woman in FL’s history to ever serve as the Florida Boxing Commission Cha
MITCHELL CYPRESS was raised on the Big Cypress Reservation and got his first taste of boxing when he fought as a member of the US Army.  He would return to FL where he was elected Chair of Seminole Tribe of FL.  Mitchell partnered with semiole warriors boxing to bring world title fights to FL.
EMIL LOMBARDI 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 Pennsylvania where he began his career as a referee.  He returned to FL 7 years later and has been a referee here for over a decade.
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
PHIL ALLESI Jr.: born August 13, 1967. Phil has been involved in boxing since his youth thru his fathers promotion company. 10 years ago he took over Alessi Promotions.
ORLANDO CUELLAR: born September 30, 1956, has been around and loved boxing most of his life. Orlando has been around the world training fighters. He worked in Hamburg, Germany with Odlanier Solis, Juan Carlos Gomez and Erislandy Lara. Finally back to Miami, Orlando has primarily trained Glen Johnson
Antonio Tarver, a bronze medal winner at the 1996 Olympics, is the only boxer in history to have won gold at the Pan Am Games, World Championships and U.S. Nationals all in the same year. As a pro, he had a storied career winning multiple championships and finished with a 31-6 (22 K0s) record.
Glen Johnson had an amateur record of 35-5 including two state Golden Gloves Titles. As a pro, he fought everyone and everywhere - earning the nickname, "The Road Warrior." His signature win was a TKO victory over Roy Jones Jr. which helped him win the coveted "Fighter of the Year" award in 2004.
Jameel McCline, despite having no amateur experience and getting a late start in boxing at the age of 25, became a top-ranked heavyweight contender. Though he never won the title, he is the only heavyweight boxer in history to challenge for the heavyweight championship on 4 separate occasions.
Danny  Santiago had a very successful amateur career winning several titles. His pro career was just as successful as he became one of the top light-heavyweights in the world. his final record is 34-7-1, 20 KOs.
Frankie Randall turned pro in 1981 and quickly established himself as a world-class fighter. He was the first to defeat Julio Cesar Chavis who came into the ring with a record of 80-0 and was a prohibitive favorite. His final record is 58-18-1 (42 KOs). He passed away in Dec 2020 at the age of 59.
Marcel Clay was a fixture on the Miami Beach boxing scene as it's Golden Era was winding down. He turned pro in 1971 and had an outstanding career. His final record is 23-9, 17 KOs. Marcel became an outstanding trainer after his own career ended.
Danny Sanchez came from Puerto Rico and relocated to South Florida where he became a fixture in the boxing business in the early 80s. He stepped out of boxing with a final record of 25-8, 12 KOs. He was an exciting fan favorite fighter who was always prepared and put on a good show.
Orlando Cuellar spent years traveling and working at various gyms to learn how to be a great trainer from some of the biggest names in boxing. In 2004 and 2010 he was nominated as trainer of the year by the Boxing Writers 
Association and won trainer of the year in 2004 by Boxing Scene.
Luis Camacho has worked as a trainer, cut man, conditioning coach and masseur. He spent 42 years as director and head coach of the Bronxchester Boxing Club in New York. He was also served as Metro USA Boxing President overseeing over 2000 boxers and 200 coaches.
Terry Trekas spent most of his early life watching boxing and dreaming of breaking into the business. In 1999, he started his promotional company, One Punch Productions. Over the next decade he promoted over 60 shows. He also worked as a site rep for many other big promotional companies.
Carole Myer became friends with Hank Kaplan who became her mentor and gave her the tools to enrich the sport's archival wealth. With Hank's help, she created the "Summary of World Championship Bouts held in the State of Florida".  She also runs the Inquiry Desk for IBRO and does an outstanding job.
Arcadio Castro Jr.: for almost two decades he has documented the Florida Boxing scene with on the sport drawings and sketches. He has painted the official program cover for the FBHOF since its inception. He has been the artist for many notable fights and fighters.
"Bad" Brad Berkwitt - was an amateur boxer in Miami. Later, while in the Navy, he started a boxing blog where he would interview some of the biggest names in the sport. His book, "Boxing Interviews of a Lifetime," is a classic. His "Ringside Report" was among the most popular websites in the world.
Rodolfo Aguilar began boxing in his native Panama at the age of 15 and developed into a world-class fighter, getting rated #1 in the world and challenging for world titles and finishing with a 37-8-3, 16 KO record. He became an outstanding trainer, matchmaker  and a licensed judge.
Walter "Butch" Flansburg, after serving in the US Marine Corp moved to Miami in the early 80s and was a boxing photographer during that great era. He became President of the NBA, a position he held from 1997 to 2018. In 2009 he founded the FBHOF which flourished under his leadership.
Orlando Fernandez is a skilled and dedicated trainer who learned from some of the best in the business. He is also an excellent cut man. He is the ultimate team player and has been a long-time volunteer for the FBHOF.
Charley "Doc" Williams was a world-class boxer during the 40s-50s., fighting all the top fighters of his era and earning victories over several members of the famed, Murderers Row but never got a title shot. He later became an excellent trainer, his prized pupil - Nate Campbell.
Alex Levin has been a boxing judge since 2001 and judged more than 1088 bouts. He has judged more than 25 world title fights all over the world, He was rated in the top ten of all judges based on the criteria of the POD Index. He remains active and enjoys helping young up and coming judges.
John Birmingham served 27 years as Chief Inspector for the Florida State Boxing Commission. It was his job to hire and train the new inspectors. He also served as Chief Inspector for the Miccosukee Boxing Commission for the entirety of its existence.
Richard Green, an Army and Vietnam Veteran, always loved boxing. He began training to be a judge in 1992 and two years later began his career. He has judged over 46 world title fights all over the world.

Joey Orduna started promoting fights in 2012. A few years later he started matchmaking where he has established himself among the best in the business.
Steve Harris was one of the great amateur boxers with over 250 fights and many titles. He was the first in the Florida Association to win a National Championship. He later became a top trainer where he carries his Father (Lou Harris) legacy.
Bob Nicholson
Bob Nicholson served in the U.S. Navy. He joined USA Boxing where he became President of the Florida Association and worked as a referee and judge.
Steve Harris
Al "Ice" Cole
"Fast" Fres Oquendo
David Tua
Shannon "The Cannon" Briggs
Keith Mullings Sr.
David "Diamond D" Armstrong
Randall KO Bailey
Cory Spinks
Gus Curren
Tito Tiburon Ocasio
Armando Wiz Fernandez
Richard Dobal
Claudia Trejos
Phil Alessi Jr.
Richard Fabian
Jerry Reyes
Joey Orduna
Steve Harris
Dennis DeBon
Dr. Ramon Garcia-Septien

Chris Young, Vernon Ansell and Russell Ansell
Tim Shipman
Fighter: Luis Rodriguez
Fighter: Ralph Dupas
Fighter: Willie Pastrano
Fighter: Florentino Fernandez
Fighter" Pinklon Thomas
Fighter: Wilfredo Vasquez Sr.
Trainer: Angelo Dundee
Trainer: Steve Canton
Trainer: Jimmy Williams
Promoter: Chris Dundee
Promoter: Tuto Zabala Sr.
Historian: Hank Kaplan
Historian: Irv Abramson
Participant: Mark Beiro
Participant: Marty Cohen
Participant: Johnny Bos
Participant: Bobby Goodman
Media: Rick Folstad
Official/Commission: Dr. Allan Fields
Participant: Dr. Ferdie Pacheco
Official/Commission: Brian Garry
Official/Commission: Max Parker Jr.
John Westerterp
Craig Houk
Aaron Snowell
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John Westerterp
Roy Jones Jr.
Ossie Ocasio
David Izonritei
Vivian Harris
Alfredo Escalera
Ada Velez
Joey Negron
Peter Khan
Jessie Robinson
Alfred "Alfy" Smith
Jesus "Tito" Escalera
Mario Rivera Martino
Vonda Carson
Marc Lichtenfeld
John Moceyunas
Ruben De Jesus
Ali Tareh
Fred Fluty
John Rupert
Harry De La Vega