Riddick Bowe named to boxing Hall of Fame


CANASTOTA: Former undisputed heavyweight world champion Riddick Bowe and ex-lightweight champ Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini were among eight men elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Thursday (Friday in Manila). Also among the 2015 class of inductees are British standout “Prince” Naseem Hamed, and Japan’s Yoko Gushiken, who held the World Boxing Association light-flyweight world title from 1976-81 who was voted in via the Old-Timer category. Longtime US broadcaster Jim Lampley, manager Rafael Mendoza, referee Steve Smoger and journalist Nigel Collins were elected in the non-participant category.




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