The International Boxing Hall of Fame, which celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2024, is pleased to announce the newest generation of inductees who will be honored during the Hall of Fame induction weekend on June 6-9, 2024.
The Class of 2024 includes Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton, Michael “Double M” Moorer, Iván “Iron Boy” Calderón and Diego “Chico” Corrales (posthumous) in the Men’s Modern category; Jane “The Fleetwood Assassin” Couch and “La Guerrera” Ana María Torres in the modern women’s category; trainer Kenny Adams, manager Jackie Kallen and publicist Fred Sternburg in the Non-Participants category; journalist Wallace Matthews and broadcaster Nick Charles (posthumous) in the Observer category; Luis Ángel Firpo (posthumous) in the Old Timer category and Theresa Kibby (posthumous) in the female Trailblazer category.
Members of the Boxing Writers Association of America and a panel of international boxing historians voted to elect the new members.
“As the Hall of Fame prepares to celebrate its historic 35th anniversary, we are beyond excited to reveal the Class of 2024 and look forward to honoring the newest generation of inductees to earn boxing’s highest honor,” said the CEO Edward Brophy.
The 2024 Hall of Fame induction weekend is scheduled for June 6-9 in the “hometown of boxing.” Many events will be held in Canastota and the nearby Turning Stone Resort Casino during the four-day celebration, including ringside chats, fist casting, fight night, 5K race, autograph card show boxing, banquet, parade and induction ceremony.
Comments upon receiving induction news:
“This is something great, a dream come true. I dreamed of being a boxer. I dreamed of being world champion. I especially dreamed of being inducted into the Hall of Fame. And now I have it all!”
“That is incredible. You never think that when you put on the gloves at age 10 you’ll end up in the Hall of Fame with some of the great fighters. I am speechless. There is no greater honor. I am delighted”.
“I appreciate this very much. The Hall of Fame Wall is the wall of the elite and I am very happy to be included alongside some of my favorite boxers like Salvador Sánchez, Alexis Argüello and Marvelous Marvin Hagler. “I reached the elite.”
“My God, I am shocked by this news. Wow! I can not believe it. “I am very excited and can’t wait to get to Canastota and meet everyone during the induction weekend.”
ANA MARÍA TORRES:
“It is a great honor to be in the International Boxing Hall of Fame with great champions. I’m very happy! Thanks to my mom, who has always been with me. My husband, my children and I have taken this great news as another achievement.”
“It feels great to receive this news. “Now I can say that I have reached the highest point in the sport of boxing.”
“I’m so happy I could cry! I’ve wanted this for so long. I’m so euphoric that I don’t know what to say. Being recognized for my 45 years in the sport is incredible and I greatly appreciate it. I look forward to a wonderful experience on induction weekend.”
“I am stunned. Working in boxing has been a lot of fun. I have had the good fortune to work with very notable people.”
“I never got into this for prizes or money. I came into this to help fighters because I love boxing and knowing that I am going to be honored among the athletes that I respected and loved as a child is a great honor and humbling.”
“I am very happy to know that Diego will be enshrined with his boxing teammates and his family that he loves so much in the International Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2024. Our entire family thanks the voting committee for recognizing the hard work and dedication Diego gave to the sport of boxing with the highest level of recognition a Champion can ask for. I’m sure Diego is smiling from ear to ear as he accepts this news on his behalf. Thank you”.