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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 knockoutFighter: 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: Beau Jack:  Born Sidney Walker on April 1, 1921 in Augusta, Ga. By the time he retired, Jack fought in 21 main events at the Garden, more than any other fighter in history. Beau Jack was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991 and died on February 9, 2000.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'sTrainer/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.
BOXING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Don Balas:  Moved to FL after the Army and learning boxing from FBHOF Don Hazelton. Worked as an inspector for 3 yrs. Chief insp. For 5 yrs. In 1992 began judging & has done title fights all over the world for every major boxing org. He also judges MMA and Muay Thai.BOXING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Frank Gentile :  Has been a referee, judge and inspector with the Florida Boxing Commission and now serves as asst. executive director. He has built a reputation of honesty and fairness and has earned the utmost respect of those in the boxing community.
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