Coronavirus outbreak forces the cancellation of Boxing HOF Induction Ceremony


The International Boxing Hall of Fame has decided to cancel its Hall of Fame which was scheduled to take place in the month of June this year due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic in the whole world. 


American Boxer Bernard Hopkins was slated to be inducted in the Hall of Fame this year but now considering the number of cases rising in the US and other countries, the Organizing committee called off the whole event as the Executive Director Ed Brophy proposed the idea of scheduling the same ceremony next year in June 2021. 

“By combining the celebrations of the induction classes of 2020 and 2021, the Hall of Fame can honor inductees with all the bells and whistles that the Hall of Fame Weekend is known for and provide each inductee with the recognition they each so richly deserve,” executive director Edward Brophy said. “By honoring the two classes in a one-of-a-kind induction weekend, the Hall of Fame will be able to put all the winning combinations together for the inductees, fans and the entire sport of boxing.” Ed Brophy said. 

The other Boxers who were to be inducted include the first female honorees in Barbara Buttrick, Christy Martin, and Lucia Rijker. While the male boxers include the American ace Bernard Hopkins, Juan Manuel Marquez, “Sugar” Shane Mosley, Frank Erne, and Paddy Ryan. 

Brophy further said that this year’s class with next year’s ceremony will “provide each inductee with the recognition they each so richly deserve.”

The fans who had purchased the tickets of this year’s Hall of Fame weekend events will be able to use them the next year or if not then the refunds will be given to them by the mid of June. As per the reports, the same event is scheduled to take place from June 13 next year, however, there is still no clarity about the dates.